cetirizine


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Related to cetirizine: loratadine, cetirizine hydrochloride, Levocetirizine

cetirizine

 [sĕ-tir´ĭ-zēn]
a nonsedating antihistamine administered orally in the form of the hydrochloride salt for treatment of allergic rhinitis and chronic hives, and as a treatment adjunct for asthma.

cetirizine

/ce·ti·ri·zine/ (sĕ-tir´ĭ-zēn) a nonsedating antihistamine used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, chronic idiopathic urticaria, and asthma.

cetirizine

(sə-tîr′ə-zēn′)
n.
A nonsedating antihistamine, C21H25ClN2O3, used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat allergic rhinitis and other allergic disorders.

cetirizine

an H1-histamine antagonist.
indications It is used to treat allergy symptoms and rhinitis.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug, lactation, and severe hepatic disease prohibit its use. It also should not be used in newborns or premature infants.
adverse effects Life-threatening effects include hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, pancytopenia, and dysrhythmias (rare). Other serious adverse effects include urinary retention, impotence, diarrhea, vomiting, sedation, confusion, blurred vision, tremors, hypotension, palpitations, bradycardia, and tachycardia. Common side effects are thickening of bronchial secretions, nausea, drowsiness, and headache.

cetirizine

Zyrtec® Therapeutics A potent, antiinflammatory H1-receptor antagonist used for respiratory allergies; it has little CNS reactivity or cardiotoxicity and doesn't interact with other medicines. See Antihistamine.

cetirizine

An ANTIHISTAMINE drug used in the treatment of hay fever and other allergic conditions. A brand name is Zirtek Allergy.

antihistamine 

Any substance that reduces the effect of histamine or blocks histamine receptors, usually the histamine 1 (H1) receptor. It is used in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and also in the temporary relief of minor allergic symptoms of the eye. Common agents include antazoline sulfate, azelastine hydrochloride, cetirizine, chlorphenamine, emedastine, epinastine hydrochloride, ketotifen, levocabastine, loratadine and olopatadine. See hypersensitivity; mast cell stabilizers.
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In this clinical trial, the oral Ht antihistamine cetirizine hydrochloride, available only by prescription when this study was conducted, was tested to determine whether this agent could reduce or prevent the symptoms of LISRs.
A double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial of cetirizine in preventing the onset of asthma in children with atopic dermatitis: 18 months treatment and 18 months post-treatment follow up.
Key Words: antihistamine, seasonal allergic rhinitis, desloratadine, cetirizine, fexofenadine
The group's follow-up study, "Further Improvement of Quality of Life by Cetirizine in Perennial Allergic Rhinitis as a Function of Treatment Duration," J.
fexofenadine is indicated for use in children aged 6 years and older, loratadine for children 2 years or older, cetirizine for children 6 months and older, and azelastine for children 5 years and older.
Benadryl One A Day Relief, containing cetirizine, is fast-acting and long-lasting, providing all day relief from the symptoms of hayfever, dust and pet allergies, from just one tablet.
Now, the Canadian team has done the same type of experiment with five common antihistamines: loratadine (Claritin), astemizole (Hismanal), hydroxyzine (Atarax), doxylamine (Unisom and Nyquil), and cetirizine (Reactine).
Unlike older antihistamines, newer antihistamines such as cetirizine, loratadine or acrivastine shouldn't cause drowsiness, although this can occasionally occur in some people and so it is important to consider your options if you are driving.
Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for cetirizine hydrochloride oral solution USP, 1 mg/mL, bubble gum flavored, the store brand equivalent to Children's Zyrtec Allergy Syrup, 1 mg/mL, bubble gum flavored.
Other ways to battle allergies: Keep windows shut at night, use Non-sedating, over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines like loratadine, cetirizine, or fexofenadine, a visit to the doctor.
a) Acrivastine b) Cetirizine c) Chlorphenamine d) Loratadine
Levocetirizine (Xyzal), the L-isomer of cetirizine (Zyrtec), is an antihistamine.