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Some Drugs Used to Treat Allergies: Available Forms

Some Drugs Used to Treat Allergies: Available Forms

Form

Antihistamines

Mast Cell Stabilizers

Corticosteroids

Inhaler or nebulizer

Cromolyn*

Various drugs used to treat asthma, such as

  • Beclomethasone

  • Budesonide

  • Fluticasone

  • Triamcinolone

Nasal spray

Azelastine

Olopatadine

Azelastine

Cromolyn

Olopatadine

Beclometasone

Budesonide

Fluticasone

Mometasone

Triamcinolone

Eye drops

Azelastine

Emedastine

Ketotifen

Levocabastine

Olopatadine

Pemirolast

Azelastine

Cromolyn*

Ketotifen

Lodoxamide

Nedocromil*

Olopatadine

Pemirolast

Dexamethasone

Fluorometholone

Loteprednol

Medrysone

Prednisolone

Rimexolone

Lotions, ointments, or creams

Various preparations used to treat skin disorders (such as atopic dermatitis), including

  • Betamethasone

  • Clobetasol

  • Fluocinonide

  • Flurandrenolide

  • Hydrocortisone

  • Triamcinolone

Tablets, capsules, or liquid solutions to be taken by mouth (oral)

Acrivastine plus pseudoephedrine (a decongestant)*

Azatadine*

Brompheniramine

Cetirizine

Chlorpheniramine

Clemastine

Cyproheptadine*

Desloratadine

Dexchlorpheniramine*

Diphenhydramine

Fexofenadine

Hydroxyzine*

Levocetirizine*

Loratadine

Promethazine*

Cromolyn*

Budesonide

Dexamethasone

Methylprednisolone

Prednisolone

Prednisone

* Available by prescription only.