Editor's Note: Many newer drugs to treat these conditions do not have anticholinergic effects, such as the antidepressant Prozac[R] and antihistamines such as loratadine
10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study funded by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and conducted by Stanford School of Medicine researchers shows that loratadine
, which is a common antihistamine frequently taken to treat allergy symptoms, may be able to help kill Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria associated with Lyme disease.
sufferers not to spend a He said: "It should be one of the non-sedating options, like Cetirizine or Loratadine
National Birth Defects Prevention Study found no association between loratadine
and hypospadias (MMWR 2004;53:219-21).
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.
Sefar said on its website that it's planning to produce atenolol, vitamin C, ethambutol, ibuprophene, loratadine
and other drugs.
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.
Newer-generation antihistamines, such as loratadine
(Claritin), which recently moved from prescription-only to OTC status, desloratadine (Clarinex), cetirizine (Zyrtec) and fexofenadine (Allegra), were developed to minimize the adverse events observed with the earlier agents while maintaining efficacy.
The second-generation agents--fexofenadine, loratadine
, cetirizine, and azelastine were developed in recent years to reduce these side effects.
But the authors said cost was the main motive behind the recent switching of two other drugs omeprazole in Sweden and loratadine
in the US.
They compared the prices to cures under the drug names of paracetamol, ibuprofen, loratadine
, cetirizine, loperamide and fluconazole.
Pig bronchial rings were used in vitro to determine if loratadine
pre-treatment could counteract histamine-induced constriction of smooth muscle.