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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12--16

A multicentric trial of loratadine and cetirizine in urticaria

1 Skin Specialist 2, West Mada Church Road Rayapuram, Madras 600013, India
2 Professor & Head Department Of Dermatology, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi 110001, India
3 Professor & Head Department Of Dermatology, Grand Medical College & J.J.Hospital, Mumbai, India
4 Professor & Head Department Of Dermatology, School Of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta, India
5 Professor & Head Department Of Dermatology, St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore-560034, India
6 St.Director-Medical Fulford (India) Limited, Oxford House, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai-400001, India
7 Medical Advisor, Fulford (India) Limited, Oxford House, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai-400001, India

Correspondence Address:
Jayakar Thomas
2, West Mada Church Road, Rayapuram, Madras - 500013
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PMID: 20921702

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Two hundred and ten patients with chronic urticaria were divided into two groups; one group was treated with loratadine lOmg daily while the other withcetirizine 10mg daily. The total duration of treatment was four weeks. Pretreatment and post-treatment evaluations were made. It was noticed that loratadine was superior to cetirizine in terms of a rapid onset of actions, overall clinical efficacy and minimal side effects.


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