USMLE

Cromolyn & Nedocromil

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Respiratory Pharm
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  13. Theophylline

Summary

Cromolyn and nedocromil are medications that cause mast cell stabilization, thereby preventing their degranulation and the release of histamine. Clinically, cromolyn and nedocromil are used for treating asthma and allergies.

Key Points

  • Cromolyn and Nedocromil
    • Mechanism
      • Acts as Mast Cell Stabilizer
        • Prevents the degranulation of histamine
    • Clinical Use
      • Treats severe asthma
      • Treats allergies