New Medications could prevent anaphylaxis!
posted: Jul. 09, 2020.
New medications called "BTK inhibitors" work to block allergic reactions by inhibiting, or blocking, the BTK enzyme which is necessary to cause mast cells to release histamine and other allergic mediators which cause anaphylactic reactions. If this enzyme can be inhibited or blocked anaphylaxis cannot occur.
BTK inhibitors could be used to prevent reactions during the new oral desensitization protocols for food allergy. They could always be used for prevention of allergic reactions from meds as well. Perhaps combining them with epinephrine could reduce an already started anaphylactic reaction.