DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20151376

Bilateral angioedema of eye with single dose of cetirizine

Lakhan Majhee, Md. Rashid Haider Khan, Manju Gari

Abstract


The H1-antihistamine cetirizine is considered to be one of the safest drugs with well-established safety and efficacy. Very rarely cetirizine can cause adverse drug reaction in the form of dose-dependent somnolence, dizziness, or fatigue. We report a case of 27-year-old female patient with isolated angioedema on both the eye due to the administration of single dose of cetirizine 10 mg for hemorroids with pruritus ani. The mechanism of reaction remains unclear.


Keywords


Adverse drug reaction, Cetirizine, Angioedema

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