Table 1Pharmacologic treatments of seasonal allergic rhinitis

Drug ClassOralIncluded DrugsIntranasalIncluded Drugs
H1-antihistamine
 NonselectiveAcrivastine (in combination with pseudoephedrine only), brompheniramine, carbinoxamine, chlorpheniramine, clemastine, cyproheptadine, dexbrompheniramine, dexchlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine, doxylamine, promethazine, triprolidine
 SelectiveCetirizine, desloratadine, fexofenadine, levocetirizine, loratadineAzelastine, olopatadine
Corticosteroid*Beclomethasone, budesonide, ciclesonide, flunisolide, fluticasone furoate, fluticasone propionate, mometasone, triamcinolone
Mast cell stabilizerCromolyn
Leukotriene receptor antagonistMontelukast
Sympathomimetic decongestantsPhenylephrine, pseudoephedrineLevmetamfetamine, naphazoline, oxymetazoline, phenylephrine, propylhexedrine, tetrahydrozoline, xylometazoline
AnticholinergicIpratropium bromide
*

Oral corticosteroids are not reviewed in this report.

From: Methods

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