United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

4-(8-Chloro-5,6-dihydro-11H-benzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-ylidene-1-piperidinecarboxylic acid ethyl ester, Loratidine
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Gene Information

human ... HRH1(3269)

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Non-sedating histamine H1-receptor antagonist.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

USP issued SDS can be found here.
Sales restrictions may apply.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
H A Barenholtz et al.
DICP : the annals of pharmacotherapy, 23(6), 445-450 (1989-06-01)
Loratadine is an addition to the class of nonsedating antihistamines which includes terfenadine, astemizole, and acrivastine. Loratadine is chemically related to the tricyclic antidepressants. Animal data have shown that insignificant amounts of loratadine enter the brain, and it has a...
Eleanor B Schwarz et al.
Drug safety, 31(9), 775-788 (2008-08-19)
Loratadine, a second-generation antihistamine, is commonly used to treat seasonal allergies. Some studies have suggested that use of loratadine by pregnant women increases the risk of hypospadias in male offspring. This meta-analysis was designed to assess the strength of the...
J L Menardo et al.
Clinical therapeutics, 19(6), 1278-1293 (1998-01-28)
Patients with seasonal or allergic bronchial asthma experience an immediate allergic response caused by allergen-specific immunoglobulin E-mediated histamine release. The release of histamine and other chemical mediators may trigger airway hyperresponsiveness and exaggerated bronchoconstriction, characteristic features of allergic bronchial asthma....
Prescrire international, 19(105), 26-28 (2010-05-12)
Some antihistamines, such as mizolastine and ebastine, can prolong the QT interval and provoke severe cardiac arrhythmias. This review examines the effects of two widely used antihistamines, cetirizine and loratadine, on the QT interval. As of mid 2009 very few...
Safety and efficacy of loratadine in urticaria.
E W Monroe
International journal of dermatology, 35(12), 837-841 (1996-12-01)

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