Mast cell stabilizers
Mast cell stabilizers are used to prevent asthma attacks,
especial-ly in a child or a patient with mild disease. They’re also used in an
adult or child with mild to moderate persistent asthma. Drugs in this class
Mast cell stabilizers are minimally absorbed from
the GI tract; they’re available in inhaled forms that exert their effects
These drugs stabilize the mast cell membrane,
possibly by inhibit-ing calcium channels, thus preventing the release of
Mast cell stabilizers are used for the prevention
and long-term control of asthma symptoms. They do this by controlling the
Mast cell stabilizers are often used for children
and patients with exercise-induced asthma.
Interactions are uncommon when using inhaled forms.
(See Ad-verse reactions to mast cell