INTRODUCTION: The authors appraised the clinical efficacy of mometasone furoate in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An open, two-week trial was conducted in 89 patients between 1 July and 15 September 2001. A baseline oto-rhinolaryngological examination was performed. Nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, sneezing, and itching as well as ocular, throat and ear clinical signs and general symptoms including cough and dyspnea were characterized using a symptom score. Mometasone furoate was administered intranasally in 100 micrograms doses into both nostrils. Depending on the severity of symptoms, antiallergic eye drops and systemic antihistamines were also allowed. After two weeks of treatment, a follow-up physical examination was performed and the symptom score was re-evaluated. Potential adverse events that had occurred during the treatment period were recorded. RESULTS: Mometasone furoate nasal spray alleviated all four nasal symptoms promptly and effectively. In particular, treatment resulted in a 93 percent decrease of overall symptom score. None of the participants discontinued treatment due to the occurrence of adverse effects. CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate that mometasone furoate nasal spray is a safe and effective intranasal corticosteroid for the therapy of SAR/SARC seasonal allergic rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Effectiveness of mometasone furoate nasal spray in seasonal allergic rhinitis. First experiences in practice after the introduction of the drug in Hungary|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - aug. 18 2002|
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