Antihistamine Therapy: Levocetirizine in the Practice of a Family Doctor


М. М. Кочуєва
А. В. Рогожин


Allergic diseases with each passing year attract more and more attention from doctors of different specialties. Despite the fact that allergic diseases have been known to humans for more than two and a half thousand years, today’s world problems associated with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of allergic pathologies remain very relevant. Over the past decade, the problem of allergy has embraced the scale of the global medical and social problem. At the same time allergic diseases suffer from 10–15% of the population. According to world statistics, in the structure of all allergic diseases 20–40% is allergic rhinitis (AR) and about 7–10% is bronchial asthma (BA), as well as 15% of patients with AR suffer from asthma and 76% of patients with asthma have AR. This article is based on numerous studies and emphasizes the importance of choosing the right drugs for the treatment of allergies. The Ukrainian and foreign literary sources, as well as the results of studies on the efficacy of Levzirin compared with other popular antihistamines, were studied and analyzed. Levzirin in the treatment of allergic diseases, in the complex therapy of respiratory pathology, which runs on an allergic background, demonstrates greater effectiveness in terms of suppression of the skin response to histamine than other popular H1-histamine receptor antagonists. Levzirin was more effective in influencing hyperemia compared with Loratadine. In one study, Levzirin showed a faster onset of action when the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis were lessened in patients who were exposed to grass dust and also proved to be more effective than Fexofenadine, 22 hours after taking the medication and later, indicating a longer duration of action and the activity of this drug. When evaluating the effectiveness and safety of Levzirin and Olopatadine, it turned out that the latter was associated with a more pronounced side effects profile. Given the findings, Levzirin is an effective and safe agent of antihistamines of the new generation, so it is advisable to recommend it to patients with allergic diseases, which will improve their general condition and quality of life.


How to Cite
Кочуєва, М. М., & Рогожин, А. В. (2019). Antihistamine Therapy: Levocetirizine in the Practice of a Family Doctor. Family Medicine, (2), 25–30.
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