DrugLib.com — Drug Information Portal

Rx drug information, pharmaceutical research, clinical trials, news, and more

Nasarel (Flunisolide Nasal) - Summary



NASAREL( (flunisolide) Nasal Spray, 29 mcg For Intranasal Use Only Rx Only

Flunisolide, the active component of NASAREL nasal spray, is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticosteroid with the chemical name: 6(alpha)-fluoro-11(beta),16(alpha),17,21 tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone, hemihydrate.

NASAREL is indicated for the management of the nasal symptoms of seasonal or perennial rhinitis.

See all Nasarel indications & dosage >>


Media Articles Related to Nasarel (Flunisolide Nasal)

Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
Source: MedicineNet Allergic Cascade Specialty [2015.08.18]
Title: Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

more news >>

Published Studies Related to Nasarel (Flunisolide Nasal)

Linear growth and bone maturation are unaffected by 1 year of therapy with inhaled flunisolide hydrofluoroalkane in prepubescent children with mild persistent asthma: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. [2011.10]
BACKGROUND: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the preferred long-term therapy for subjects with persistent asthma. However, concerns remain about potential effects of long-term ICS use on growth in children. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of 1 year of inhalation therapy with flunisolide hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) on growth velocity and bone maturation in children with mild persistent asthma... CONCLUSIONS: In this study, flunisolide HFA did not suppress growth or bone maturation at the highest approved dose for children with persistent asthma. Copyright (c) 2011 American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Intranasal flunisolide treatment in patients with non-allergic rhinitis. [2011.04]
Non-allergic rhinitis (NAR) is a heterogeneous disease, characterized by nasal hyperreactivity and inflammation...

High-dose inhaled flunisolide versus budesonide in the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations in preschool-age children. [2009.04]
The role of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma exacerbation is debated. We compared high doses of nebulized budesonide versus high doses of nebulized flunisolide, in association with a short-acting beta-2-agonist, in the treatment of moderate asthma exacerbation in preschool children... High doses of inhaled flunisolide and budesonide are both effective in the management of moderate asthma exacerbations in pre-school-age children, but the flunisolide therapeutic effect was faster than budesonide.

Intranasal flunisolide treatment in children with adenoidal hypertrophy. [2007.10]
Adenoidal hypertrophy (AH) represents one of the most frequent indications for surgery in children and it has been proposed that treatment with intranasal corticosteroids can decrease the size of AH.In conclusion, this preliminary study demonstrates that an 8-week treatment with intranasal flunisolide is significantly associated with reduction of AH, thus preventing the recurrence to adenoidectomy, and is safe.

Inhaled flunisolide suppresses the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis, but has minimal systemic immune effects in healthy cats. [2006.01]
Feline bronchial disease is commonly treated with oral glucocorticoids (OGC), which might be contraindicated in cats with certain infectious, endocrine, renal, or cardiac diseases...

more studies >>

Clinical Trials Related to Nasarel (Flunisolide Nasal)

Flunisolide HFA in Children With Small Airway Disease [Not yet recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to see how two doses of Flunisolide HFA (an FDA approved inhaled medication to treat asthma) affect the small airways in children with asthma.

Validation Of Preference Module Of Experience With Allergic Rhinitis Nasal Sprays Questionnaire (EARNS-Q) [Completed]
The objective of this cross-over study is to validate the Preference Module of the EARNS-Q in adult subjects (>=18 years of age) with Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR) taking beclomethasone dipropionate and beclomethasone dipropionate and flunisolide.

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award [Recruiting]
Asthmatics have inflammation in the large airways (tubes through which air travels in and out of the lungs). The large airways are located in the central lung. New research shows that asthmatics also have inflammation in the small airways. The small airways are located in the peripheral lung (the parts of the lung away from the central lung). Until now, most of the inhaled medications available have been made up of big particles that never reach the peripheral lung. The purpose of this study is to try to measure the level of inflammation in the peripheral lung in asthmatics and see if this inflammation can be decreased with different types of inhaled corticosteroids. The investigators will check airway inflammation before and after use of an inhaled corticosteroid that has a large particle size and should only reach the large airways (Flunisolide-CFC), and before and after use of an inhaled, small particle corticosteroid that should reach both the large and small airways (Flunisolide-HFA). Subjects will make 6 study visits over two phases of the study. In the first phase, the investigators will collect baseline information about subjects while they are using placebo (inactive substance). In the second phase, subjects will take either the large or small particle corticosteroid. Visits will involve questionnaires and various tests measuring lung function (such as spirometry, forced oscillation, and methacholine challenge). Exhaled nitric oxide will be measured as an indication of inflammation. Subjects will also measure and make note of lung function at home twice daily using a peak expiratory flow meter. Two of the visits will involve fiberoptic bronchoscopy so that the investigators may collect cells and tissue samples without surgery. Another two of the visits will involve the use of high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans to indirectly evaluate disease in distant parts of the lungs.

Outcomes for Medicare Asthma Patients Taking Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol Xinafoate Combination Versus Inhaled Corticosteroids or Other Combination Therapy [Completed]
The objective of this study is to compare healthcare utilization and costs in Medicare-eligible asthma patients (aged >65) who receive fluticasone propionate/salmeterol xinafoate combination or inhaled corticosteroids in a typical clinical practice using a retrospective observational cohort study design of large managed care database. Outcomes on interest include asthma related severe exacerbations defined as asthma related emergency department visits, hospitalizations or combined emergency department/hospitalization. Other outcomes of interest include use of albuterol, oral corticosteroids and overall asthma related costs. Outcomes of interest will be compared between the two treatment cohorts (fluticasone propionate/salmeterol xinafoate combination or inhaled corticosteroids). Dichotomous outcomes (emergency visits, hospitalizations etc) will be compared using Cox regression hazards analysis assessing time to first event for each asthma related endpoint adjusting for differences in baseline demographics such as age, gender, previous asthma medication use, co morbidities, costs, and plan demographics. Total asthma related costs will also be compared using generalized linear models adjusting for baseline differences.

Effect of Physiotherapy on Perceived Health Status in Hospitalized COPD Patients [Recruiting]
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) impacts negatively on the quality of life of patients. Several studies have shown that acute exacerbations (AEs) decrease health-related quality of life, pulmonary function and survival of COPD patients. The objective of the present study is to examine the effects of a physical therapy program on perceived health status in COPD patients hospitalized due to an acute exacerbation.

more trials >>


Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Nasarel has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.

Nasarel review by 56 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rhinitis
Dosage & duration:   1 spray per nostril, 29 mcg flunisolide (dosage frequency: every day, once per day) for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
Reported Results
Benefits:   Prior to using this spray, I had year round nasal problems: unable to breathe out of one or both nostrils. The symptoms were particularly bad during the summer, and whenever I was in a laying down position. The symptoms greatly interfered with my sleep. When using this spray on a regular basis, my nostrils are completely clear most of the time, and I have minimal nasal problems during my allergy season.
Side effects:   None
Comments:   I believe the recommended dose is two sprays per nostril twice a day. I found that a "maintenance" level of only one spray per nostril each day on works for me.

See all Nasarel reviews / ratings >>

Page last updated: 2015-08-18

-- advertisement -- The American Red Cross
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site usage policy | Privacy policy

All Rights reserved - Copyright DrugLib.com, 2006-2015