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Ann Allergy. 1990 Jun;64(6):536-40.

Evaluation of symptom relief, nasal airflow, nasal cytology, and acceptability of two formulations of flunisolide nasal spray in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis.

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Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center, San Diego, California 92123.


A new formulation of intranasal flunisolide containing less propylene glycol was compared with the original formulation for efficacy and acceptability in more than 200 patients with symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis. In this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel group study, symptomatic patients were treated with either the new or the original formulation of 0.025% solution of intranasal flunisolide for 4 weeks to provide 200 micrograms flunisolide daily. Both formulations were highly effective in decreasing symptom scores as evident from patient diary reports before and after treatment (P less than .001). Similarly, nasal airflow was improved with each treatment as measured by anterior rhinomanometry (P less than .0002) and the number of patients with nasal eosinophilia decreased (P less than .01). Finally, fewer patients using the new formulation reported nasal burning or stinging and the acceptability rating of the new formulation was higher.

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