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Claims for Patent: 4,767,612

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Claims for Patent: 4,767,612

Title: Triamcinolone acetonide for the treatment of allergic rhinitis
Abstract:Disclosed is a method for the treatment of allergic rhinitis that manifests itself as rhinorrhea, nasal itching, sneezing, congestion and postnasal drip. The method comprises the administration from a nasal aerosol dispenser an effective amount of micronized triamcinolone acetonide suspended in dichlorodifluoromethane into the nasal cavity of a patient suffering from allergic rhinitis.
Inventor(s): Hagen; Nicholas S. (Doylestown, PA), Lamon; Kim D. (Maple Glen, PA)
Assignee: Rorer Pharmaceutical Corporation (Fort Washington, PA)
Application Number:07/006,397
Patent Claims: 1. A method for the control and treatment of allergic rhinitis in a patient having the symptoms of rhinorrhea, nasal itching, sneezing, congestion and postnasal drip comprising the administration into the nasal cavity of said patient a nasal spray from an aerosol dispenser, said nasal spray consisting essentially of by weight:

3.75 to 30.0 mg of micronized triamcinolone acetonide;

123.75 to 97.5 mg of anhydrous ethanol;

9.75 gm of dichlorodifluoromethane; and

0 to 10 mg of sorbitan trioleate.

2. A method for the control and treatment of allergic rhinitis according to claim 1 wherein the administration of said nasal spray into the nasal cavity of said patient comprises the delivery of a daily dose of 200 to 1,600 mcg of micronized triamcinolone acetonide.
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