Nasalide


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Nasalide

 [na´zal-īd]
trademark for a preparation of flunisolide, an antiinflammatory agent used for allergic rhinitis and other inflammatory nasal conditions.
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Some names of inhaled steroids include beclomethasone (Beconase, Vancenase), dexamethasone (Decadron) and flunisolide (Nasalide).
TABLE Intranasal steroids for treating allergic rhinitis Cost per Drug Usual adult dosages month * Beclomethasone dipropionate Beconase AQ 2 sprays/nostril qd $44 Vancenase AQ 2 sprays/nostril qd $40 Budesonide Rhinocort AQ 2 sprays/nostril bid $48 Flunisolide Nasarel 2 sprays/nostril bid $44 Nasalide 2 sprays/nostril bid $46 Fluticasone propionate Flonase 2 sprays/nostril qd $53 Mometasone furoate Nasonex 2 sprays/nostril qd $56 Triamcinolone acetonide Nasacort AQ 2 sprays/nostril qd $56 bid, twice a day; qd, every day.
Among these preparations are Nasalcrom (cromolyn sodium), Nasalide (flunisolide), Beconase (beclomethasone), and Decadron (dexamethasone).