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Ciclesonide is a glucocorticoid used to treat obstructive airway diseases. It is marketed under the brand name Alvesco for asthma outside the US and Omnaris/Omniair for hayfever in the US. Phase 3 trials for the hayfever indication ex-US are ongoing (http://www.nycomed.com/en/Menu/Products/Product+overview).
The safety and efficacy of the nasal spray, manufactured by ALTANA Pharma US, Inc. of Florham Park, NJ, were studied in randomized placebo controlled clinical trials. The studies showed that patients treated with nasal spray had an 8-10 percent greater reduction in nasal symptoms compared to placebo, with difference between ciclesonide nasal spray and placebo significant, i.e. p<0.05.
The highest level of conversion was found in the liver, the site of inactivation of des-CIC through rapid oxidation by cytochrome P450. Carboxylesterases in bronchial epithelial cells probably contribute significantly to the conversion to des-CIC in the target organ, whereas low systemic levels of des-CIC are a result of the high metabolic clearance by the liver following CIC inhalation. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=17331475&query_hl=34&itool=pubmed_docsum)
The most common side effects were headache, nosebleeds, and inflammation of the nose and throat linings.
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