cetirizine

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ce·tir·i·zine

 (sə-tîr′ə-zēn′)
n.
A nonsedating antihistamine, C21H25ClN2O3, used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat allergic rhinitis and other allergic disorders.

[(a)cet(ic acid) + alteration of (pip)erazine.]
Translations

cetirizine

n cetirizina
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McNeil Consumer Healthcare continued to lead cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies with a 23% value share in 2015, with brands such as Tylenol, Benylin, Reactine, Benadryl, Sudafed and Sinutab.
Two thousand Canadians were surveyed in a study conducted in February by the allergy medication manufacturer Reactine. According to the Reactine Quality of Life * data, productivity, social interactions, relationships, and our sense of self are all significantly hampered by symptoms of allergies.
Among the Pfizer drugs that recently made that change were the antihistamine eye drop Visine-A in the United States and the allergy drug Reactine in Canada.
Now, the Canadian team has done the same type of experiment with five common antihistamines: loratadine (Claritin), astemizole (Hismanal), hydroxyzine (Atarax), doxylamine (Unisom and Nyquil), and cetirizine (Reactine).