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Medications for Urticaria

Drugs associated with Urticaria

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Urticaria: Urticaria is a type of rash which is made up of wheals. (A wheal is a temporary raised area of the skin which is often itchy.) Because the rash looks like that which is caused by stinging nettles, urticaria is sometimes referred to as nettle rash.

It can also be known as hives or welts.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Zyrtec Rx/OTC B N X 28 reviews
8.0

Generic name: cetirizine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Allegra Rx/OTC C N 17 reviews
9.0

Generic name: fexofenadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cetirizine Rx/OTC B N X 41 reviews
7.0

Generic name: cetirizine systemic

Brand names:  Zyrtec, Zyrtec Hives, Children's Zyrtec, All Day Allergy, All Day Allergy Children's, Aller-Tec, Aller-Tec Children's, Children's Allergy Relief

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
fexofenadine Rx/OTC C N 24 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fexofenadine systemic

Brand names:  Allegra, Allegra ODT, Aller-Ease

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
loratadine Rx/OTC B N 7 reviews
6.0

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Brand names:  Claritin, Alavert, Claritin 24 Hour Allergy, Allergy Relief Tablets, Children's Claritin Allergy, Claritin Reditabs, Allergy Relief 24 Hour, Bactimicina Allergy, Children's Allergy Relief 24 Hour, Clear-Atadine, ohm Allergy Relief, Tavist ND, Vicks QlearQuil All Day & All Night 24 Hour Allergy Relief, Wal-itin

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Claritin Rx/OTC B N Add review
3.0

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Xyzal Rx B N X 30 reviews
8.0

Generic name: levocetirizine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Alavert Rx/OTC B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
doxepin Rx N N X 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: doxepin systemic

Brand name:  Sinequan

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Benadryl Rx/OTC B N X 1 review
10

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ranitidine Off Label Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: ranitidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Benadryl Allergy Rx/OTC B N X 5 reviews
6.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
diphenhydramine Rx/OTC B N X 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Brand names:  Benadryl, Benadryl Allergy, Banophen, Benadryl Children's Allergy, Diphenhist, Allermax, Ben-Tann, Complete Allergy Relief, Dicopanol, Diphedryl, Dytan, Dytuss, Scot-Tussin Allergy, Silphen Cough, Twilite, Valu-Dryl

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Claritin 24 Hour Allergy Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Xolair Rx B N 22 reviews
8.0

Generic name: omalizumab systemic

Drug class: other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Phenergan Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
promethazine Rx C N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Brand names:  Phenergan, Promethegan, Antinaus 50, Phenadoz

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Clarinex Rx C N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: desloratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
famotidine Off Label Rx/OTC B N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: famotidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
levocetirizine Rx B N X 34 reviews
8.0

Generic name: levocetirizine systemic

Brand name:  Xyzal

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Allergy Relief Tablets Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zyrtec Hives Rx/OTC B N X Add review Add

Generic name: cetirizine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Children's Claritin Allergy Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
chlorpheniramine Rx/OTC B N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: chlorpheniramine systemic

Brand names:  Chlor-Trimeton, Aller-Chlor, Allergy Relief, C.P.M., Chlo-Amine, Chlor-Mal, ChlorTan, Ed-Chlortan, Ed ChlorPed, Ed Chlor Ped Jr., PediaTan, Ricobid H, Topco Allergy, Wal-finate

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Claritin Reditabs Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Alternative treatments for Urticaria

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Urticaria. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Urticaria.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Hives; Wheals and Welts

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