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

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Mast cell stabilizer

Mast cell stabilizers inhibit mast cell degranulation and influence granulocyte chemotaxis. They are most effective when used prophylactically, and they have an excellent safety profile.

Cromolyn sodium, intranasal (NasalCrom)

Inhibits degranulation of sensitized mast cells after exposure to specific antigens; available over the counter; may require several days to work.


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