Omnaris®(ciclesonide) Nasal Spray is a new intranasal corticosteroid therapy that has been studied extensively in thousands of patients with either seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis and shown to be effective and well tolerated for both conditions.
Formulated as a pro-drug and in a unique hypotonic formulation, Omnaris® addresses some important improvements on allergic rhinitis treatments such as: drug activation on the target cells, fast onset of action (studies have shown onset of action within 1 to 6 hours), increased absorption of ciclesonide and longer retention in the nasal mucosa compared to isotonic formulations, low systemic availability (1 percent) and low spray volume leading to a safety and tolerability profile compared to placebo, convenience of once daily dosage and efficacy in all main allergic rhinitis symptoms (runny nose, itchy nose, sneezing and nasal congestion).
The UAE is the first country in the Middle East to launch Omnaris® and further launches are expected throughout 2012 and 2013. Omnaris® Nasal Spray is currently approved and launched in the USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico; Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea and the Philippines.
About Nycomed, a Takeda Company
Nycomed is a Takeda company since end of September 2011. Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. The combined company has an active commercial presence in the therapeutic areas of metabolic diseases, gastroenterology, oncology, cardiovascular health, CNS diseases, inflammatory and immune disorders, respiratory diseases and pain management.
Takeda's traditional strengths in North America, Japan, and the rest of Asia, are now complemented by Nycomed's position in Europe and the high growth emerging markets. The combined company has a presence in more than 70 countries worldwide and ranked 12th by global Rx sales, 14th i
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