Nonsedating

Posted by / 04-Mar-2017 14:26

The first-line pharmacotherapy is second-generation H antihistamines, leukotriene receptor antagonists, high-potency antihistamines, and brief corticosteroid bursts may be used as adjunctive treatment.

In refractory chronic urticaria, patients can be referred to subspecialists for additional treatments, such as omalizumab or cyclosporine.

Once it became an unpatented over-the-counter drug, the price dropped significantly.

Schering also developed desloratadine (Clarinex/Aerius), which is an active metabolite of loratadine.

The mainstay of treatment is avoidance of triggers, if identified.

A = consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence; B = inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence; C = consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series.

For information about the SORT evidence rating system, go to https://org/afpsort PAUL SCHAEFER, MD, Ph D, is vice chair and associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Toledo (Ohio) College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

Also available are quick-dissolving tablets, which are marketed as being faster to get into one's circulatory system, but require special handling to avoid degrading in the package.

Patients with severe hepatic (liver) disorders may need to start with a lower dose.

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More than one-half of patients with chronic urticaria will have resolution or improvement of symptoms within a year.

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