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Efficacy and safety of once-daily fluticasone furoate nasal spray in children with seasonal allergic rhinitis treated for 2 wk.

Author(s): Meltzer EO, Lee J, Tripathy I, Lim J, Ellsworth A, Philpot E

Affiliation(s): Allergy & Asthma Medical Group & Research Center, 9610 Granite Ridge Drive, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92123, USA. eomeltzer@aol.com

Publication date & source: 2009-05, Pediatr Allergy Immunol., 20(3):279-86. Epub 2008 Aug 1.

Publication type: Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fluticasone furoate (FF) nasal spray 55 and 110 microg once daily in children with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). Patients (n = 554) received placebo nasal spray or FF, administered using a unique side-actuated device, in a 2-wk, randomized, double-blind study. Symptoms were evaluated by patients using a 4-point categorical scale. Efficacy assessments included reflective and instantaneous total nasal symptom scores (r/iTNSS). Primary analyses were conducted in patients aged 6-11 yr in the intent-to-treat population (ITT); the 2-11 yr group provided supportive analyses. In patients aged 6-11 yr, FF 110 microg once daily significantly improved the daily rTNSS compared with placebo. FF 55 microg once daily was only numerically better for rTNSS and iTNSS. Secondary pre-dose iTNSS and overall response to therapy were significant with FF 110 microg. The significant findings for FF 110 microg were supported by analyses in the entire ITT population of 2-11 yr olds. Both doses of FF were well tolerated. These study results suggest that FF nasal spray administered once daily for 2 wk is well tolerated and effective for the treatment of SAR symptoms in children aged 2-11 yr.

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