New antihistamine gets FDA green light

Belden, Heidi
July 2007
Drug Topics;7/9/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 13, p13
Trade Publication
This article reports that Levocetizine from UCB Inc. and Sanofi-Aventis has received regulatory approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the relief of the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. Levocetirizine is also for the treatment of the uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in the same age group. The manufacturer said that peak plasma concentrations of levocetirizine are achieved 0.9 hours after dosing, with activity persisting for at least 24 hours.


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