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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

/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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However, there were indications of some biologic effect with the use of cetirizine, suggesting that this clinical study could be used to assist in the design of further clinical trials.
Also, pollen levels are highest in the morning, so loratadine and cetirizine will be well absorbed into your child's system and ready for battle if taken at bedtime (a good deal if pollen is your child's major "invader").
Cetirizine 10 mg, desloratadine 5 mg and fexofenadine HCl 180 mg once daily are three newer-generation prescription antihistamines indicated for use in patients with SAR in the US.
The largest of these trials was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of cetirizine syrup at 5 and 10 mg once daily in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis in 209 children aged 6 to 11 years.
Cetirizine versus hydroxyzine and placebo in chronic idiopathic urticaria.
If sedation becomes problematic, loratadine (Claritin) and cetirizine are low-risk agents in pregnancy and may be considered, particularly after the first trimester.
At that time, he was diagnosed with asthma and treated with albuterol and ipratropium inhalers; he was also prescribed the antihistamine cetirizine.
Terfenadine, clemastine fumurate, and cetirizine hydrochloride were evaluated in these 3 studies.
Tenders are invited for Syp Cetirizine 5 Mg Per 5 Ml 30 Ml
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.
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Prestige Brands, for one, has introduced two PediaCare line extensions--a 24-hour cetirizine allergy product and a diphenhydramine-based product--with $15 million in marketing support.