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Medical Studies/Studia Medyczne
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Second generation antihistamines: assessment of the efficacy of treatment and tolerance of some preparations of this group (preliminary studies)

Małgorzata A. Czarny-Działak
1
,
Martyna Głuszek-Osuch
2, 3

1.
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland
2.
Laboratory of Medical Psychology and Education, Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland
3.
Gastroenterology Department, Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, Warsaw, Poland
Medical Studies/Studia Medyczne 2016; 32 (1): 18–22
Online publish date: 2016/04/05
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Introduction: Second generation antihistamines are key medicines in the treatment of allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis.

Aim of the research: To compare the effectiveness of selected antihistamines and frequency of side effects in the course of their therapy in the patient opinion.

Material and methods: The study was conducted on a group of 40 patients taking rupatadine, bilastine, levocetirizine and fexofenadine. The method of diagnostic survey was used, having the character of a preliminary examination in view of the small number of people involved in the study.

Results: Among the 40 patients, side effects of the medicines only appeared in 3 respondents, which is 1.2%.

Conclusions: The new generation antihistamines in light of our studies appear to be safe and associated with few side effects. Due to the small number of surveyed people we treat these tests as preliminary to further analysis of the effectiveness of selected antihistamines.
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antihistaminics, rupatadine, bilastine, levocetirizine, fexofenadine

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