cetirizine


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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.

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

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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The study stated that Cetirizine is safe, well-tolerated, and may help prevent relapses in NMO.
In this study, comparison of mean phenobarbitone sleep duration of all the low dose groups and high dose groups of antihistamine pre-treated animal shows fexofenadine and terfenadine have shorter duration of sleep compared with that of astemizole and cetirizine groups.
Compared to the normal control, TNF-[alpha] mRNA levels in the model group have increased, while there was no significant difference among low-dose QRQS group, middle-dose QRQS group, high-dose QRQS, and cetirizine group (P > 0.05).
AC-170 is a formulation of cetirizine (an oral antihistamine, available under brand names including Zyrtec) being assessed for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis.
For instance, a 6-year-old boy taking 5mg cetirizine for 3 days, developed spontaneous deviation of jaw and dysphagia.4 The patient was administered an equal dose of biperiden, an anticholinergic, before the symptoms subsided.4 In another report of 2006, a child presented with dystonic reaction 18 days post cetirizine treatment (5mg everyday).5
Cetirizine comes in various generic and Zyrtec formulations.
Keeping in view of the above ideas, the present study has been undertaken to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of newer non-sedative H1 receptor blocker cetirizine on the acute and chronic inflammatory models in albino rats.
Taken once or twice daily, over-the-counter (OTC) products that contain the active ingredient loratadine (Claritin) or cetirizine (Zyrtec) help treat runny nose, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes.
This randomized parallel group study of 83 patients with multiple sclerosis who had recently begun glatiramer acetate therapy investigated whether administration of an oral antihistamine (cetirizine hydrochloride; Zyrtec, 10 mg) prior to each daily subcutaneous injection of glatiramer acetate would lower the incidence of LISRs compared with an oral placebo.