Protein Intolerance Medication

Updated: Oct 20, 2017
  • Author: Agostino Nocerino, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Topical or orally and intranasally inhaled corticosteroids are used to treat dermatologic or respiratory symptoms associated with protein intolerance. Antihistamines and inhaled bronchodilatators are used as appropriate for mild cases of immediate hypersensitivity. In severe anaphylactic reactions, intramuscular epinephrine can be life-saving.



Class Summary

These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Triamcinolone topical (Aristocort)

Treats inflammatory dermatosis responsive to steroids. Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.

Hydrocortisone topical (Cortaid, Dermacort, Westcort, CortaGel)

Adrenocorticosteroid derivative suitable for application to skin or external mucous membranes. Has mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid effects resulting in anti-inflammatory activity.


Corticosteroids, Inhalants

Beclomethasone, inhaled (Qvar, Qvar RediHaler)

Inhibits bronchoconstriction mechanisms. Produces direct smooth muscle relaxation. May decrease number and activity of inflammatory cells, in turn decreasing airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation.