Category Archives: antihistamines

PowerPoint review: levocetirizine (Xyzal), a third generation antihistamine

This presentation reviews some aspects of the third generation antihistamine Levocetirizine (Xyzal), the active enantiomer of cetirizine (second generation).

What do you think? Is Levocetirizine worth it or not? Personally, I don’t see many advantages over other histamine blockers considering pricing factors.

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Animation on histamine release and antihistamines mechanism of action

In this 3-D animation, oriented to the general public, we can see the process of histamine release by mast cell starting from the exposure to the allergen: This image shows the same process: H1 blockers are a class of widely prescribed drugs, here an excerpt of its pharmacodynamics (Source: Katzung’s Basic and Clinical Pharmacology) A.…

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