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Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 1998 Jan-Feb;64(1):12-6.

A multicentric trial of loratadine and cetirizine in urticaria.

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Skin Specialist 2, West Mada Church Road, Royapuram, Madras 600013, India.


Two hundred and ten patients with chronic urticaria were divided into two groups; one group was treated with Loratadine 10mg daily while the other with cetirizine 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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