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A comparative study of loratadine versus pheniramine maleate in chronic idiopathic urticaria
Ranjan C Raval
100-A, Keshav Nagar, Nr. Subhas Bridge; Sabarmati, Ahmedabad-380027
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Raval RC, Bilimoria F E, Patel HA. A comparative study of loratadine versus pheniramine maleate in chronic idiopathic urticaria. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:137-139
AbstractFifty cases with chronic idiopathic urticaria of more than 3 months duration were selected and divided into two groups. Group ΆA' was given 10 mg loratadine once daily, while group ‘B’ was given pheniramine maleate 25 mg, twice daily for one month. All patients were followed for one month more. 48% excellent response was observed in group ‘A’ while 16% excellent response was observed in group ‘B’. Good response was observed in 24% of patients in group ‘A’, while in group ‘B’ 16% of patients had good response. No side effects were observed in Ioratadine group, while drowsiness was observed in pheniramine group.