If the agency approves the recommendation of its advisors, Nasacort AQ
would become the first intranasal corticosteroid to be sold O-T-C in the United States.
from 1995 to 2000 misreported so-called best prices for steroid-based anti-inflammatory nasal sprays Azmacort, Nasacort and Nasacort AQ
, the Justice Department said in a statement.
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.
The sales force currently promotes products from the Aventis respiratory portfolio -- Nasacort AQ
(triamcinolone acetonide) and the Allegra (fexofenadine HCl) family, and will continue to do so after the September 2002 transfer.
The decline during the forecast period can be attributed to the expected patent expiry of Astelin (azelastine hydrochloride), Nasonex (mometasone furoate), Nasacort AQ
(triamcinolone acetonide) and Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide) in the year 2011, 2014, 2016 (US) and 2017 respectively.