Two additional intranasal steroid switches have been approved since, namely Flonase Allergy Relief (GlaxoSmithKline) in July 2014 and Rhinocort
Allergy Spray (Johnson & Johnson) in March 2015.
For the treatment of allergic rhinitis, nasal corticosteroids that act locally are desirable They include Flonase, Veramyst, Nasonex, Nasacort, and Rhinocort
Talking on the issue, a pharmacist with Wid Pharmacy in Al Sadd, Ola Muhammad, said the pharmacy had witnessed almost 50 percent increase in sale of asthma drugs like Ventolin, Aramys and Rhinocort
as well as medicines to relieve cold and flu conditions.
Aqua is the brand name for intranasal delivery.
In Westboro, AstraZeneca manufactures the Rhinocort
nasal allergy treatment, Pulmicort ampules for nebulizers and an intravenous version of Nexium.
fluticasone), Nasacort (triamcinolone), Nasalide (flunisolide), Nasonex (mometasone), Rhinocort
(budesonide), Vancenase DS or Vancenase Pockethaler (beclomethasone) Inhaled.
Corticosteroid nasal sprays (such as Rhinocort
, Nasonex, Aldecin) have been shown to be very effective in preventing and treating hay fever, particularly in people with severe and prolonged symptoms.
The companies have signed an agreement giving Pfizer a right of first refusal regarding OTC rights for Rhinocort
Aqua, a pump spray containing the glucocorticosteroid budesonide, with a local anti-inflammatory effect, for the treatment of non-infectious rhinitis (such as hay fever and house dust mite allergy).
Apotex 64 Market Outlook 64 Flixonase/Flonase (fluticasone propionate) 66 Mode of Action 66 Approvals 66 Patents 66 Generic Company Activity 66 Market Outlook 67 Avamys/Veramyst (fluticasone furoate) 69 Mode of Action 69 Approvals 69 Patents 69 Generic Company Activity 69 Market Outlook 70 Rhinocort
(budesonide) 71 Mode of Action 71 Approvals 71 Patents 71 Generic Company Activity 71 Market Outlook 72 Nasacort (triamcinolone acetonide) 73 Mode of Action 73 Approvals 73 Patents 74 Generic Company Activity 74 Market Outlook 74 Astelin/Astepro (azelastine hydrochloride) 76 Mode of Action 76 Approvals 76 Patents 76 Generic Company Activity 76 Market Outlook 77 Omnaris (ciclesonide) 79
The companies have signed a right of first refusal regarding OTC rights for Rhinocort
Aqua, a pump spray containing the glucocorticosteroid budesonide, with a local anti-inflammatory effect for the treatment of non-infectious rhinitis (such as hay fever and house dust mite allergy).
Beconase and Rhinocort
are available on prescription.
But prescription nasal sprays, or topical steroids such as Vancenase, Flonase, Rhinocort
or Nasacort, work very well for allergy sufferers without fear of dependency.