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Onset of Action and Efficacy of Astemizole, Cetirizine, Loratadine, and Terfenadine as Tested by Controlled Antigen Challenge in an Environmental Exposure Unit

  • J. H. Day
  • D. Buckeridge
  • M. Briscoe
  • A. Welsh
  • J. A. Buttars
Conference paper

Abstract

Cetirizine, terfenadine, astemizole and loratadine are commonly used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in Canada. All four medications have proven to be efficacious in standard clinical trials, but there has been no conclusive clinical evaluation of their relative times to onset of action.

Keywords

Allergic Rhinitis Total Symptom Score Pollen Level Ragweed Pollen Consecutive Time Point 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Day
  • D. Buckeridge
  • M. Briscoe
  • A. Welsh
  • J. A. Buttars

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