Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
- Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
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A class of non-sedating drugs that bind to but do not activate histamine receptors (DRUG INVERSE AGONISM), thereby blocking the actions of histamine or histamine agonists. These antihistamines represent a heterogenous group of compounds with differing chemical structures, adverse effects, distribution, and metabolism. Compared to the early (first generation) antihistamines, these non-sedating antihistamines have greater receptor specificity, lower penetration of BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER, and are less likely to cause drowsiness or psychomotor impairment.
Drug Drug Description Cetirizine A selective Histamine-1 antagonist drug used in allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria. Loratadine A second generation antihistamine used to manage the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Fexofenadine A selective H1-antagonist for the symptomatic treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria. Desloratadine A second generation tricyclic antihistamine used to treat seasonal and non seasonal allergic rhinitis, pruritus, and urticaria. Terfenadine An antihistamine for the treatment of allergy symptoms. Astemizole A second generation antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms. Olopatadine A histamine H1 antagonist used to treat allergic conjunctivitis and rhinitis. Azelastine A histamine H1-receptor antagonist used intranasally to treat allergic and vasomotor rhinitis and in an ophthalmic solution to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Levocabastine A selective histamine H1 receptor antagonist indicated for the management of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis symptoms. Levocetirizine An H1-receptor antagonist used to treat symptoms associated with chronic allergic rhinitis and uncomplicated cases of chronic idiopathic urticaria. Acrivastine An antihistamine agent used for the symptomatic relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, rhinorrhea, pruritus, lacrimation, and nasal congestion. Mizolastine A second-generation non-sedating antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and urticaria. Bilastine A peripheral histamine H1-antagonist used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis and chronic spontaneous urticaria. Rupatadine A selective histamine H1 receptor antagonist and platelet activating factor (PAF) antagonist used to treat allergic rhinitis.
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