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)