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A corticosteroid, C24H31FO6, administered by inhalation to treat asthma and nasally to treat allergies.

[flu(oro)- + (pred)nisol(one) + -ide.]


n flunisolida
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Aerospan is an inhaler for the treatment of asthma that contains the active substance Flunisolide and is approved by the FDA.
Comparison of high-dose inhaled flunisolide to systemic corticosteroids in severe adult asthma.
However, Forest Laboratories not long ago introduced Aerospan an HFA form of flunisolide.
Only a few inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) products have the requisite median particle diameter (less than 2 mcm) needed to reach the alveolar tissue in the distal tracheobronchial tree, including beclomethasone dipropionate HFA (QVAR), flunisolide HFA (Aerospan), and ciclesonide (Sepracor).
The seven MDI drugs include: flunisolide (Forest's Aerobid), triamcinolone (Kos' Azmacort), metaproterenol (Boehringer Ingelheim's Alupent), pirbuterol (3M's Maxair), cromolyn (King's Intal), nedocromil (King's Tilade) and the combination of albuterol and ipratropium (Boehringer's Combivent).
Beclomethasone dipropionate, betamethasone, budesonide, dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, flunisolide, fluorometholone, megestrol acetate, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, prednisone, triamcinolone, and triamcinolone acetonide were purchased from Sigma.
24 (Pulmicort) [micro]g/day (400 [micro]g) (*) flunisolide 500-1,000 $2.
She was controlled on theophylline, inhaled serevent, flunisolide, nedocromil, oral antihistamines, and regular peak flow monitoring.
34] Other topical steroids include beclomethasone, flunisolide, mometasone, and triamci nolone.
Asthma Long-Term-Control Medications Generic name Brand name Steroids: Inhaled beclomethasone Beclovent(*) Vanceril(*), Vanceril(*)--Double Strength budesonide Pulmicort Turbuhaler(*) flunisolide AeroBid(*), AeroBid-M(*) fluticasone Flovent(*) triamcinolone Azmacort(*) Cromolyn and Nedocromil: Inhaled cromolyn sodium Intal(*) nedocromil sodium Tilade(*) Leukotriene Modifiers: Tablets zafirlukast Accolate(*) zileuton Zyflo(*) Long-Acting [Beta.
A single inhalation of flunisolide contains about 250 micrograms of the drug--and six inhalations per day would be required to reach this level.