Chapter 111. Antiallergic Drugs

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Alan M. Edwards

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch41

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Edwards, A. M. (2000) Antiallergic Drugs, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch41

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • antiallergic drugs;
  • bronchodilators;
  • cromolyn sodium;
  • asthma;
  • nedocromil sodium


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background

  • Pharmaceutical Presentations

  • CliniIcal Efficacy in Asthma

  • Clinical Pharmacology of Sodium Cromoglycate and Nedocromil Sodium

  • Mode of Action I

  • Mode of Action II

  • Safety and Toxicology

  • Conclusion

  • References