Which medications in the drug class Histamine H2 antagonists are used in the treatment of Mastocytosis?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Jacquiline Habashy, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Histamine H2 antagonists

The addition of H2 antagonist to H1 antagonist helps control pruritus and whealing. In addition, GI symptoms associated with hyperchlorhydria, such as peptic ulcer disease and gastritis, respond well to this medication.

Cimetidine (Tagamet)

Cimetidine is an H2 antagonist that when combined with an H1 type may be useful in treating itching and flushing in urticaria and contact dermatitis that do not respond to H1 antagonists alone. Use cimetidine in addition to H1 antihistamines.


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