HOW DO INTRANASAL MAST CELL STABILIZERS WORK?
Intranasal mast cell stabilizers are drugs that prevent the release of histamines from mast cells. Mast cells are a type of white blood cells that play a vital role in fighting toxic or foreign substances that enter the body (allergens). These mast cells are also responsible for immediate allergic reactions caused by releasing histamines or other mediators stored inside them or produced by them.
The influx of calcium ions to the mast cell releases histamines or other mediators (mast cell degranulation). Mast cell stabilizers work by blocking the calcium channels and further releasing calcium ions, thus preventing degranulation.
HOW ARE INTRANASAL MAST CELL STABILIZERS USED?
Intranasal mast cell stabilizers are used for relieving symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF INTRANASAL MAST CELL STABILIZERS?
Some of the side effects of intranasal mast cell stabilizers include:
- Unpleasant taste
- Nose bleeding
- Temporary nasal stinging and sneezing after administration
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.