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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cetirizine

An ANTIHISTAMINE drug used in the treatment of hay fever and other allergic conditions. A brand name is Zirtek Allergy.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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Caption: Figure 5: Linear correlation plots between observed and predicted values for (a) DT in sec, (b) percent of F, and (c) percent of cumulative drug release of cetirizine HCl oral disintegration tablet formulations.
It was concluded that PG and PEG can be successfully used in combination as permeation enhancers for transdermal delivery of cetirizine HCl.
Hydro-alcoholic gels (20 g each) of cetirizine HCl with various concentrations of PG and PEG were formulated (Khan et al., 2011).
For the preparation of hydro-alcoholic gels of cetirizine HCl, dilution solution (water) was taken in conical flask.
A carefully weighed quantity of cetirizine HCl was dissolved in distilled water in 100 ml of volumetric flask.
Cetirizine HCl shows a maximum absorbance at 231 Lambdamax.
concentration (ug/ml) of cetirizine HCl, y is absorbance at 231 nm and R2 correlation coefficient.
The appearance and other physical properties, including clarity, homogeneity consistency and spreadibility of the prepared Cetirizine HCl gel were inspected (Shah et al., 2012).
In order to determine the pH of cetirizine HCl gels about 1 gm of prepared gel was dissolved in 100 ml of distilled water and shaked it well and then determine the pH by using digital pH meter (WTW, pH 526, Germany).
Determination of drug content of cetirizine HCl gels Standard solutions was prepared by dissolving and diluting 200mg of Cetirizine HCl working standard in 100 ml of 0.1M HCl in a 100 ml volumetric flask.
Wal-Mart will also sell non-prescription Zyrtec-D (cetirizine HCl, pseudoephedrine HCl), which will be available behind the pharmacy counter.