Non sedating h1 antihistamines

26-Dec-2016 16:57

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Finding the best antihistamines can sometimes be a confusing issue, since so many OTC and prescription choices are available.This review will focus on primarily on chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) characterised by the occurrence of itchy, short-lived weals ranging from a few millimetres to several centimetres in diameter which are accompanied by severe itching which is usually worse in the evening or night-time.Histamine, which is a key contributor to the symptoms of this condition, reaches very high concentrations due to the poor diffusibility of substances in the dermis.Medicinal chemistry was very different in those days compared with the present day as elegantly described by Emanuel in his review entitled "Histamine and the antiallergic antihistamines: a history of their discoveries."[] The usual way of testing novel compounds was to measure histamine-induced contractions of pieces of muscle from experimental animals, usually guinea-pig intestine, suspended in an organ bath.Candidate antihistaminic compounds were primarily modifications of those synthesized as cholinergic antagonists and are from diverse chemical entities, ethanolamines, ethylene diamines, alkylamines, piperazines, piperidines, and phenothiazines.

Finding the best antihistamines can sometimes be a confusing issue, since so many OTC and prescription choices are available.This review will focus on primarily on chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) characterised by the occurrence of itchy, short-lived weals ranging from a few millimetres to several centimetres in diameter which are accompanied by severe itching which is usually worse in the evening or night-time.Histamine, which is a key contributor to the symptoms of this condition, reaches very high concentrations due to the poor diffusibility of substances in the dermis.Medicinal chemistry was very different in those days compared with the present day as elegantly described by Emanuel in his review entitled "Histamine and the antiallergic antihistamines: a history of their discoveries."[] The usual way of testing novel compounds was to measure histamine-induced contractions of pieces of muscle from experimental animals, usually guinea-pig intestine, suspended in an organ bath.Candidate antihistaminic compounds were primarily modifications of those synthesized as cholinergic antagonists and are from diverse chemical entities, ethanolamines, ethylene diamines, alkylamines, piperazines, piperidines, and phenothiazines.This review will assess the potential usefulness in predicting clinical efficacy in CSU of (1) knowledge of the basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of an H1-antihistamine, and (2) the effectiveness of an H1 antihistamine in weal and flare studies.