Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic are used in the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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These drugs relieve rhinorrhea but have no effect on other symptoms of allergy.

Ipratropium (Atrovent)

Chemically related to atropine; has antisecretory properties; when applied locally, inhibits secretions from serous and seromucous glands lining the nasal mucosa; available in 0.03% and 0.06% strengths; also effective in relieving rhinorrhea from other causes (eg, cold air, gustation).

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