Featured Review: Oral H1 antihistamines as ‘add-on’ therapy to topical treatment for eczema
The findings of this Cochrane Review may challenge the prescribing of H1 antihistamines for patients with eczema.This Cochrane Review assessed theeffects of oral H1 antihistamines as'add-on'therapy to topical treatment in adults and children with eczema. Are H1 antihistamines taken as tablets or liquid, effective and safe in people of any age with diagnosed eczema, if given in addition to creams and ointments, compared to treatment with an inactive substance (placebo) or nothing added to creams and ointments?Eczema (also known as'atopic eczema/dermatitis') is a skin disorder frequently affecting both children and adults. I...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news
TV doctor explains the ingredients to look for when choosing a hay fever remedy
Dr Zoe Williams explained on ITV's This Morning people should look specifically for cetirizine or loratadine when choosing a hay fever medication, as millions of people continue to battle pollen allergies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Zyrtec vs. Claritin for treating allergies
Zyrtec and Claritin are two popular antihistamines that can reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and rashes. Zyrtec contains cetirizine and Claritin contains loratadine. Their effects are very similar. We compare their effectiveness, side effects, and other antihistamines such as Allegra and Benadryl. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news
Sad In The Spring? Allergy-Mood Link Is Real
(CNN) — You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing. Seasonal allergies, which affect about 36 million Americans, aren’t just an annoyance; many doctors agree that there is a real connection between allergies and mood. “‘Cranky’ is really the best word for it,” said Katie Ingram, 30, of Alexandria, Virginia, a triathlete who has seasonal allergies. “I take a lot of medication for it, and that makes me sleepy. And I can’t do a lot of the things that I like to do ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Allergies Local TV Source Type: news
What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Allergy Drug May Reduce Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica Allergy Drug May Reduce Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica
The pilot study, which showed an effect of allergy drug cetirizine, suggests a key role of eosinophils in the pathogenesis of NMO, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Popular, common allergy medication may prevent neuromyelitis optica relapses
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) The addition of cetirizine (the popular allergy medication sold under the brand name Zyrtec) to standard therapy is safe, well-tolerated, and may reduce relapses in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a rare and severe disease that causes inflammation and demyelination (damage to the myelin - the protective coating of nerve cells), primarily in the optic nerve (optic neuritis), spinal cord (myelitis), and brainstem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Cetirizine vs. Loratadine
Title: Cetirizine vs. LoratadineCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Strides Shasun gets USFDA nod for anti-allergy capsules
Quoting IRI data, Strides Shasun said the US market for cetirizine hydrochloride capsules is approximately $ 60 million, with only one other generic player. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
FDA Clears Cetirizine Eye Drops for Allergic Conjunctivitis FDA Clears Cetirizine Eye Drops for Allergic Conjunctivitis
Cetirizine ophthalmic solution 0.24% (Zerviate) is the first topical ocular formulation of the antihistamine for treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news
Nicox Receives FDA Approval of Zerviate (cetirizine ophthalmic solution) 0.24%
Sophia Antipolis, France, May 31, 2017 -- Nicox S.A. (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), the international ophthalmic R&D company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
FDA Approves Topical Antihistamine for Allergic Conjunctivitis
(MedPage Today) -- Okays cetirizine ophthalmic solution (Zerviate) for ocular itching (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - May 31, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news
Sun Pharma recalls 13K bottles of chewable Cetirizine in US
The reason for the recall is "failed tablet/capsule specifications: out of specification results for increased tablet hardness", USFDA said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Claritin (loratadine) vs. Zyrtec (cetirizine)
Title: Claritin (loratadine) vs. Zyrtec (cetirizine)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 22, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
We Must Fight Rhino Poaching With Science And Dismiss Superstition
A recent story about poachers breaking into the zoo in Paris and killing a rhino to saw off its horn has led to Czech and Belgian zookeepers pre-emptively sawing off the horns of their rhinos in captivity to thwart potential poachers. That sort of supply-reduction thinking will work just as effectively as fumigating illicit cocaine crops and banning assault weapons. You cannot repeal the law of supply and demand. So long as there is demand for rhino horns, cocaine, and assault weapons, someone will step up to supply them. The demand for cocaine and assault weapons seems easy to understand. But does everybody know why poach...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
The 6 Medications You Should Never Take When Driving
It’s a given that safe driving needs concentration, alertness and an ability to react in a coordinated and timely fashion. But what may not occur to you is that the medications you’re taking can seriously impact all of these things. And it’s not just prescription medications, but over-the-counter products as well. “While laws differ from state to state, you can be charged with a DUI if caught driving hazardously while taking prescription or OTC meds, even if your doctor wrote you that prescription,” adds C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Zyrtec (Cetirizine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 31, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
What Causes Vomiting?
Discussion Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of ingested material out of the mouth. It is a normal part of digestion for ruminants such as cows and camels. Nausea is an unpleasant abdominal perception that the person may describe as feeling ill to the stomach, or feeling like he/she is going to vomit. Anorexia is frequently observed. Nausea is usually associated with decreased stomach activity and motility in the small intestine. Parasympathetic activity may be increased causing pale skin, sweating, hypersalivation and possible vasovagal syndrome (hypotension and bradycardia). Retching or dry heaves is when there are sp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
8 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Libido
By Hallie Levine Here today, gone tomorrow--your libido can be puzzling, to say the least. But that ebb and flow is completely natural, says Lauren Streicher, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago: "All women go through periods when they feel especially frisky, as well as times when they just seem to have lost their mojo." Read on to learn about the many reasons your libido may come and go, and how to find it when you miss it. Curious about aphrodisiacs? We've got those too, from strawberries to Savasana. RELATED: 9 Things Every Woman Must Know ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Is It A Cold Or Allergy? How You Can Tell
BOSTON (CBS) — Signs of spring are in the air but that’s not something you have to tell allergy sufferers. This season has arrived a bit earlier than usual. WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall has been seeing patients in her clinic for the past couple of weeks who are already complaining about their allergies. Much of that is due to warmer temperatures. In fact, some areas are seeing tree pollen a month earlier than usual. Grass and flower pollen will soon follow. Since it is still cold and flu season, how can you tell what is bothering you? Dr. Marshall says there is some overlap in symptoms like nasal congest...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: torrancelatham Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Allergies Cold Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
Dissolvable tablets don’t work for people with severe allergies to grass pollen
It’s summertime and—if you’re in Eugene, Oregon—the livin’ is sneezy. Eugene is the nation’s top spot for allergies this week according to IMS Health, a health information company that provides allergy alerts for cities across the nation. Eugene residents can blame their runny noses and itchy eyes on the city’s abundant grasses, which are currently spewing high levels of pollen into the air. Eugene is just the tip of the allergy iceberg. If you live near a patch of green, you routinely inhale pollen. You’re in good company if your body reacts to it. More than 50 million Ameri...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Asthma and Allergies dissolvable tablets grass pollen allergies Source Type: news
Johnson and Johnson subsidiary launches realtime health map app powered by Sickweather
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that makes over the counter medications like Tylenol and Zyrtec, has released a new mobile app, called Healthyday, that uses crowdsourced data to inform users about location-based allergy, cold, and flu trends. Update: The app is the first to make use of an API from Sickweather, a company that […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 15, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Pharma Uncategorized Healthyday Johnson & Johnson Johnson and Johnson McNeil Consumer Healthcare Sickweather Tylenol Zyrtec Source Type: news
Sandoz Inc recalls India-made anti-allergic tablets in US
Drug firm Sandoz Inc is recalling India-made 1,023,430 units of anti-allergic Cetirizine HCl chewable tablets in the US due to impurity concerns. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
When Seasonal Allergies Get Serious
By Lacie Glover for U.S. News Spring is finally here, and many regions in the U.S. are beginning to thaw after a treacherous winter. Many of us are eager to get outside to welcome back warmer weather. But if you’re one of 50 million Americans with seasonal allergies, you might be dreading spring as much as others look forward to it. Spring allergy season is the worst time of year for most allergy sufferers, although some regions experience allergy-inducing weather year-round. For most people, seasonal allergies are not severe, and over-the-counter medications are sufficient to deal with occasional flare-ups of sne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Is A Specific Corticosteroid Better for Treatment of Asthma Than Another?
Discussion Asthma is a chronic obstructive lung disease that affects many children and adults. There is a wide range of symptoms that people experience from occurring relatively rarely (ie intermittent asthma) to patients having daily symptoms of such intensity that they are life-threatening (ie chronic severe asthma). The goals of asthma management include patient education and medication management so patients have no or minimal symptoms, prevent exacerbations, have no activity restrictions, have normal pulmonary function tests, have no or minimal medication side effects and meet patient and family expectations. Well con...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
How Much Cetirizine Can Be Used?
Discussion Antihistamine medications have been available for over 70 years. The original H1-antihistamines, while effective in treated allergic rhinitis, urticaria and other allergic problems, easily penetrated the blood-brain barrier and caused somnolence. The newer, second generation H1-antihistamines have much less somnolent side effects because of poor penetrance. Fexofenadine (Allegra®), desloratadine (Claritin®) and levocetirizine (Zyrtec®) are commonly used H1-antihistamines in the US today. Previously Astemazole (Hismanal®) and Terfanadine (Seldane®) were used but were withdrawn because of prob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
New Sleep Articles Available from April
This month brings a bouquet of articles meant to address seasonal allergies, so common as spring flowers bloom. Included in this collection are both over-the-counter and prescription options, pills and sprays that can be used to treat allergic rhinitis. Explore these options, including: Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec, Singulair, Nasacort, Veramyst, and Zetonna. In addition, learn how a backpack might help you to prevent snoring and sleep apnea that occurs when sleeping on your back. Read More: How a Backpack Might Prevent Snoring and Sleep Apnea Over-the-Counter Allegra Medication for Allergies Over-the-Counter Claritin M...
Source: About Sleep Disorders - April 28, 2014 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news
Why Does My Nose Run - And Other Common Allergy Questions
Allergies got you down? Wondering how to get relief? Namrata Shidhaye, MD, a family physician at Duke Primary Care Waverly Place, helps sort out the causes and cures for your annoying runny nose. The older I get, the more my nose runs. Can you develop seasonal allergies as an adult that you didn’t have as a child? Yes, adults can develop environmental allergies at any age. Asthma can develop during adulthood as well. A runny nose isn’t always a sign of allergies, though. Older individuals may experience runny nose due to age-related physical changes—some people, as they age, develop overactive tear duct...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - April 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Primary Care Source Type: news
RCT: Acupuncture in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis
Source: Ann Intern Med Area: News The Annals of Internal Medicine has featured the results of a randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of acupuncture in the management of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). The multicentre trial involved patients seen at 6 hospital clinics and 32 private outpatient clinics. A total of 422 persons with SAR and IgE sensitisation to birch and grass pollen were recruited, and patients were randomised to receive one of the following three treatment arms: . Acupuncture plus rescue medication (RM) (cetirizine) (n = 212) . Placebo acupuncture with RM (...
Source: NeLM - News - February 19, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news