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After the run-in period (baseline), there were no significant differences among the Mezolastine, Cetirizine and placebo groups in terms of symptoms or QOL scores. After 1 and 3 weeks of treatment, symptoms scores were significantly decreased and QOL scores significantly improved in the Mezolastine group and Cetirizine group in comparison with the placebo group ( both P < 0.001, chi2 test). All of the eight QOL dimensions were significantly improved (from P = 0.001 to P < 0.0001, F test) after 1 and 3 weeks of Mizolastine treatment compared with placebo. There was no improvement in the placebo group.
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There are limited comparative studies on classic and new-generation antihistamines that affect sleep quality and mood. The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the effects of classic and new-generation antihistamines on sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, dream anxiety, and mood.
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In the placebo group, the relative risk (RR) for developing asthma was elevated in patients with a raised level of total IgE (> or = 30 kU/l) or specific IgE (> or = 0.35 kUA/l) for grass pollen, house dust mite or cat dander (RR between 1.4 and 1.7). Compared to placebo, cetirizine significantly reduced the incidence of asthma for patients sensitised to grass pollen (RR = 0.5) or to house dust mite (RR = 0.6). However, in the population that included all infants with normal and elevated total or specific IgE (intention-to-treat - ITT), there was no difference between the numbers of infants developing asthma while receiving cetirizine or placebo. The adverse events profile was similar in the two treatment groups.
Antigen challenge causes beta2-adrenoceptor dysfunction in sensitized human bronchi (Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 1997;155:1230-1234). This study investigated whether the dysfunction can be prevented by anti-inflammatory agents. Human bronchial rings (2 to 4 mm) from surgery were passively sensitized to house dust mite and challenged (1) with allergen only, (2) with allergen plus indomethacin (10(-)5 M), (3) with allergen plus nedocromil sodium (10(-)7 M to 10(-)5 M), (4) with allergen plus the H1-receptor antagonist cetirizine (10(-)7 M to 10(-)5 M), and (5) with allergen plus the peptido-leukotriene receptor antagonist iralukast (10(-)7 M to 10(-)5 M). Rings were first contracted with 10(-)6 M carbachol and then relaxed with salbutamol (10(-)9 M to 10(-)4 M). The concentration-relaxation curve to salbutamol was shifted significantly to the right in the rings challenged with allergen only compared with control rings. In the rings challenged with allergen plus nedocromil sodium (10(-)6 M and 10(-)5 M) or iralukast (10(-)6 M and 10(-)5 M) the concentration-relaxation curves to salbutamol were significantly shifted to the left compared with rings challenged in saline alone, suggesting a protective effect against beta2-adrenoceptor dysfunction. Neither allergen plus cetirizine nor allergen plus indomethacin shifted significantly the concentration-relaxation curves to salbutamol compared with rings challenged in saline alone. We conclude that the release of peptido-leukotrienes may play a significant role in causing the allergen-induced beta2-receptor dysfunction in passively sensitized human bronchi.
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In this review, we compare and contrast the clinical pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of first-generation H1 antihistamines and second-generation H1 antihistamines. First-generation H1 antihistamines cross the blood-brain barrier, and in usual doses, they potentially cause sedation and impair cognitive function and psychomotor performance. These medications, some of which have been in use for more than 6 decades, have never been optimally investigated. Second-generation H1 antihistamines such as cetirizine, desloratadine, fexofenadine, levocetirizine, and loratadine cross the blood-brain barrier to a significantly smaller extent than their predecessors. The clinical pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of these medications have been extensively studied. They are therefore the H1 antihistamines of choice in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and urticaria. In the future, clinically advantageous H1 antihistamines developed with the aid of molecular techniques might be available.
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Concomitant administration of an H1-receptor antagonist with an H2-receptor antagonist may enhance the wheal and flare suppression produced by the H1-antagonist. This synergism may be due, at least in part, to a pharmacokinetic effect.
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Second generation histamine H1 receptor antagonists, the so-called 'nonsedating' antihistamines, have high potency and additional antiallergic properties as well as H1 antagonism and are associated with fewer adverse effects compared with the first generation antihistamines. A number of drugs in this class are approved for use: acrivastine, astemizole, azelastine, cetirizine, ebastine, fexofenadine, loratadine, mizolastine and terfenadine. All of them have a more favourable risk-benefit ratio with regard to the CNS adverse effects. Even those second generation antihistamines that are not actually 'nonsedating' are less impairing than their predecessors, but not one of them is entirely devoid of CNS activity. Under certain circumstances some antihistamines may affect cardiac repolarisation resulting in cardiovascular adverse effects. Serious cardiovascular effects have been reported with terfenadine and astemizole when they are used in high dosages or when they are given to 'at risk' patients. Animal models indicate that there might be a potential risk of cardiovascular adverse effects with other antihistamines as well. However, up to now there is no clinical evidence for this assumption, despite some confusing reports. Likewise there has been much discussion about a link between these agents and carcinogenicity. However, there is no evidence that any of the second generation antihistamines increase the risk of tumour growth in humans. Small children, elderly patients and persons with chronic renal or liver impairment are special groups in which the individual adverse effects of the second generation antihistamines must be kept in mind. The dosage for an individual has to be modified with respect to their metabolic situation. Despite the fact that some of the second generation antihistamines are listed in the US Food and Drug Administration pregnancy risk classification as class B, the use of second generation antihistamines should be avoided during pregnancy and they should never be administered to nursing mothers. Taking into account their negligible CNS activity, the low incidence of cardiovascular adverse effects, their lack of anticholinergic effects and other benefits, this class of antiallergic drugs represents a definite advance in therapy.
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A group of 80 children aged 5 to 12 years was studied. All children had been diagnosed with perennial allergic rhinitis based on symptoms, clinical signs and a positive immediate skin test to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. The children had no personal history of cardiac disease or hepatic dysfunction, and they had a normal electrocardiogram (ECG) at the beginning of the study. Forty children had allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, and were assigned to subgroups of ten children who received terfenadine, astemizole, loratadine, or cetirizine, concomitantly with erythromycin, for 14 days. Erythromycin was started to treat presumed bacterial infection in children with complete radiologic opacification of the maxillary sinus(es). The remaining 40 children had no sinusitis, and were assigned to subgroups of 10 children who received terfenadine, astemizole, loratadine, or cetirizine for 14 days.
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The antihistamines astemizole and cetirizine were compared for the treatment of grass pollen hayfever in 158 patients who received either astemizole (10 mg od) or cetirizine (10 mg od) for a four week period in a randomised double-blind, double-dummy, parallel group, comparative assessment. Patients visited their general practitioner (GP) on three occasions and at each visit the GP made an assessment of the severity of individual hayfever symptoms. Patients recorded daily throughout the study the severity of their hayfever symptoms and their level of daytime sedation on visual analogue scales in a diary card. The primary measure of efficacy was the overall symptom visual analogue scores recorded daily by the patients. The results demonstrate that these two antihistamines are equally effective treatments for hayfever, in terms of magnitude of symptom relief, speed of onset of symptom improvement and lack of sedative effect.
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The anti-allergic effects and mechanism of cetirizine were studied using in vitro assay systems.
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Itching is known as a commonly side effect of opioid administration. However, the relationship of opioid receptors to itching is unclear. In this study, we examined the effect of intradermal injection of morphine and fentanyl on the itching sensation. When injected intradermally into the rostral back of mice, morphine and fentanyl elicited scratching behavior. In addition, an opioid receptor antagonist, naloxone, and a peripherally restricted opioid receptor antagonist, naloxone methiodide, significantly suppressed morphine- and fentanyl-induced scratching behavior. Moreover, the morphine-induced scratching behavior was suppressed by histamine H(1) receptor antagonists, such as diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine, epinastine and cetirizine. On the other hand, fentanyl-induced scratching behavior was not suppressed by histamine H(1) receptor antagonists. Additionally, scratching behavior induced by morphine and fentanyl were not suppressed by glucocorticoids (predonisolone and dexamethasone). In conclusion, opioid-induced itching may involve in peripheral opioid receptors. Moreover, histamine and arachidonic acid metabolites played no main role in opioid-induced scratching behavior.
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Indications for oral anticoagulation and antihistamine H1 antagonists therapies are increasingly. So, it is easy to find individuals who need both treatments. The unknowledgement about possible interferences of antihistamines over acenocumarin often makes to avoid them at the same time. A review on a population receiving anticoagulation on a Therapeutic Center allowed us to verify disorders secondary to the association of antihistamines into their therapeutic scheme. Loratadine, ebastine and cetirizine show similar records of interaction into acenocumarin pharmacokinetics, probably due to a liver enzymatic induction on the anticoagulant drug, producing a decrease on INR values in which anticoagulation is measured. This could make necessary to increase temporally acenocumarin dose. During coadministration no thromboembolic event nor bleeding were registered.
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Histamine receptors are known to participate in spinal cord nociceptive transmission, and previous studies have suggested that histaminergic receptors are involved in the analgesic effects of morphine. Herein, we investigated the effect of intrathecal injection of histaminergic agonists and antagonists in a model of acute articular inflammation and their interaction with morphine.
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We report on an adolescent 18-year-old woman who developed delusional thinking and depression after starting treatment with cetirizine. Once cetirizine was discontinued, the patient returned to her clinical baseline.
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Self-evaluated symptom scores in all 3 active treatment groups showed significant improvements compared with the placebo group. Furthermore, the cetirizine group showed significant improvement in the domains of frequency of nose blowing and nasal obstruction compared with placebo. In addition, improvement in Japanese Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire scores was higher in the cetirizine group than in the loratadine and placebo groups.
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A retrospective examination of 1-year prescription claims records from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2000, for 4,643 patients enrolled in a 115,000-member managed care organization who received 1 or more prescriptions for an oral antihistamine (loratadine, fexofenadine, or cetirizine).
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The combination treatment with CET and PSE is more effective than treatment with single substances in subjects with allergic rhinitis.
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Allergic rhinitis affects approximately one-third of women of childbearing age. As a result, symptoms ranging from sneezing and itching to severe nasal obstruction may require pharmacotherapy. However, product labels state that medications for allergic rhinitis should be avoided during pregnancy due to lack of fetal safety data, even though the majority of the agents have human data which refute these notions. We present a systematic and critical review of the medical literature on the use of pharmacotherapy for the management of allergic rhinitis during pregnancy. Electronic databases and other literature sources were searched to identify observational controlled studies focusing on the rate of fetal malformations in pregnant women exposed to agents used to treat allergic rhinitis and related diseases compared with controls. Immunotherapy and intranasal sodium cromoglycate (cromolyn) and beclo-methasone would be considered as first-line therapy, both because of their lack of association with congenital abnormalities and their superior efficacy to other agents. First-generation (e.g. chlorpheniramine) and second-generation (e.g. cetirizine) antihistamines have not been incriminated as human teratogens. However, first-generation antihistamines are favoured over their second generation counterparts based on their longevity, leading to more conclusive evidence of safety. There are no controlled trials with loratadine and fexofenadine in human pregnancy. Oral, intranasal and ophthalmic decongestants (e.g. pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine and oxymetazoline, respectively) should be considered as second-line therapy, although further studies are needed to clarify their fetal safety. No human reproductive studies have been reported with the ophthalmic antihistamines ketorolac and levocabastine, although preliminary data reported suggest no association between pheniramine and congenital malformations. There are no documented epidemiological studies with intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. budesonide, fluticasone propionate, mometasone) during pregnancy; however, inhaled corticosteroids (e.g. beclomethasone) have not been incriminated as teratogens and are commonly used by pregnant women who have asthma. In summary, women with allergic rhinitis during pregnancy can be treated with a number of pharmacological agents without concern of untoward effects on their unborn child. Although the choice of agents in part should be based on evidence of fetal safety, issue of efficacy needs to be addressed in order to optimally manage this condition.
[This corrects the article on p. 27 in vol. 4, PMID: 21698213.].
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Our findings indicate that CU patients with elevated D-dimer often present a more severe disease with reduced response to antihistamines. Based on this short pilot study, some of these patients may benefit from treatment with nadroparin and tranexamic acid.
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We wondered whether short-term coseasonal sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) can reduce the development of asthma in children with hay fever in an open randomized study.
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Forty-five patients with residual or recurrent nasal polyposis after ethmoidectomy were treated with either cetirizine at twice the daily recommended (20 mg) dose or placebo for three months. The number and size of polyps remained unchanged during the study period. Cetirizine was found to reduce nasal sneezing and rhinorrhoea effectively. The drug also had a beneficial effect on nasal obstruction in the latter part of the study. The side effects of 20 mg (double the recommended daily adult dose) of cetirizine were few and comparable to placebo.
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The amelioration of bilateral otoscopic sign scores in the combination therapy group was statistically significantly greater than in all the other groups (p < 0.05). Improvement in bilateral tympanometric findings in the combination therapy group and montelukast group was greater than in the other groups. However, this difference was not statistically significant (p > 0.05). When we compared the difference between otoscopic sign scores before and after treatment we found that it was statistically significant in every group (p > 0.05). However, the significant improvement in tympanometric findings occurred in all groups except the levocetirizine group (p > 0.05).
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Intranasal and oral antihistamines are effective in treating allergic rhinitis. Studies comparing these routes of administration of an antihistamine regarding efficacy and pharmacokinetic profile are lacking.
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The results of this study indicate that only patients with autoimmune (ASST positive) chronic urticaria refractory to H(1)-antagonist monotherapy might benefit from the addition of the leukotriene D(4)-receptor antagonist zafirlukast to their treatment regimen. These results also suggest that routine screening of patients with chronic urticaria with the ASST might be useful in formulating therapeutic algorithms in the management of chronic urticaria.
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RANTES plays a crucial role in cell recruitment in allergic inflammation. We investigated the pharmacological modulation of RANTES release in cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from allergic patients with active asthma. Chemokine production was assessed before and after 15 day treatment with histamine-1 receptor antagonists (antihistamines) (Loratadine or Cetirizine) and a steroid (Deflazacort), both in unstimulated and PHA-stimulated cell cultures. Results were compared with those obtained from placebo-treated patients. During the treatment period, patients recorded morning and evening peak expiratory flow (PEF) by the mini-Wright procedure. PEF absolute values and diurnal variability significantly improved respect to the pre-treatment in steroid-treated patients, in comparison to the placebo and antihistamine-treated groups (p<0.001 and 0.01, respectively). PEF diurnal variability in the antihistamine-treated group were lower than placebo-treated group without statistical significance (p=0.06). No differences could be found in RANTES levels in supernatants of all cultures between the two antihistamines. RANTES release significantly decreased in supernatants of all cell cultures from steroid (p<0.01) and antihistamine (p=0.03 and 0.04) groups after treatments, compared to the basal values; whereas it increased slightly in controls. Co-variance analysis on RANTES levels, adjusting for pre-treatment values, showed a significant reduction of RANTES release by PHA-stimulated PBMCs from steroid (p=0.003) and anti-histamine (p=0.03) groups, with respect to the placebo group. The same statistical tool applied between the steroid and the antihistamine groups showed, after therapy, the lowest levels of RANTES to be associated with steroid treatment (p=0.005). The study shows that the steroid is the most effective drug in modulating RANTES release from PBMCs. However, antihistamines, which are able to reduce cell recruitment due to chemokine release, avoiding important side effects, may be useful in long term therapy in controlling and preventing allergic inflammation.
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To compare the safety and efficacy of cetirizine with that of hydroxyzine and placebo in the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria.
First-generation antihistamines are effective at ameliorating the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and CIU; however, they are associated with adverse effects due to a lack of selectivity for the histamine H(1)-receptor and an ability to bind to cerebral H(1)-receptors. Newer-generation agents, in general, possess high H(1)-receptor selectivity and a low tendency to cross the blood-brain barrier, while maintaining efficacy. In general, safety at elevated doses has been demonstrated for the newer antihistamines, although higher rates of sedation and impairment have been reported with increasing doses for some agents.
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Patients aged > or = 12 years and actively exhibiting symptoms of allergic rhinitis were randomized to 2 treatment groups to receive 10 mg loratadine or 10 mg cetirizine daily at 8:00 AM for 1 week. After patients took the medication, their somnolence and degree of motivation to perform activities were recorded in an electronic diary using a visual analog scale 4 times during the workday (8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, noon, and 3:00 PM).