Chronic urticaria: review of nonsedating H1 antihistamines in treatment.

  • Eric Monroe
  • Published 1988 in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


Antihistamines are the drugs of choice in the symptomatic relief of chronic urticaria; however, the usefulness of classic antihistamines has been limited by side effects, especially daytime sedation. In the 1980s a new class of antihistamines has been developed that maintains effectiveness and produces less sedation. This review analyzes each of the new… (More)