Since azelastine ocular drops are now available, the aim of the present study was the evaluation of the anti-allergic activity in the model of allergen specific conjunctival challenge (ASCC).
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The effect of azelastine, an orally effective antiasthmatic antiallergic drug on the generation of oxygen-derived free radicals in phagocytes was investigated using different chemiluminescence-assays. The chemiluminescence (CL) of both human polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMNL) and guinea-pig alveolar macrophages (AM) was induced either by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) or zymosan and amplified either by lucigenin or DMNH (7-dimethylamino-naphthalene-1,2-dicarbonic-acidhydrazide). The inhibitory effect of azelastine was dependent on the inducer employed and the condition and type of cells used. Azelastine reduced PMA-induced CL concentration-dependently in both PMNL (IC30 = 3.9 microM) and AM (IC30 = 9.8 microM). In AM zymosan-induced CL was inhibited 21.7% by 10 microM azelastine, whereas in PMNL it remained unchanged up to 10 microM azelastine. Azelastine has a significantly stronger inhibitory effect (IC30 = 4.2 microM) on oxygen free radical generation in AM primed by fetal calf serum than in unprimed AM. Based on present results it is likely that azelastine inhibits oxygen-derived free radical generation by interaction with protein kinase C.
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H1-antihistamines have been shown to attenuate the symptoms associated with early- and late-phase allergic reactions. Cumulative clinical evidence indicates that H1-antihistamines may have a beneficial effect on asthma symptoms and improve quality of life. Scientific significance. Mechanistic and clinical data suggest that the potential of H1-antihistamines to alleviate comorbid asthma symptoms in AR patients should be further investigated.
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In the patients treated with azelastine, the improvement in clinical symptoms of bronchial asthma correlated significantly with a decrease in urinary N-methylhistamine excretion (r2 = 0.434, P < .001), while no such relationship was noted in patients receiving no antiallergic agent. Urinary N-methylhistamine excretion showed no diurnal change or influence of meals.
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The present results indicate that cultured mast cells release histamine, LTs and PGD2 following IgE crosslinking. Anti-asthma drugs showed a characteristic suppression of the release of each mediator. The suppressive actions of these drugs are similar to their pharmacological actions on human lung mast cells. These results suggest that cultured mast cells are useful for the analysis of function and pharmacological profiles of lung mast cells.
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The histamine H1 receptor antagonists (antihistamines) are an important class of medications used for the relief of common symptoms associated with hyperhistaminic conditions occurring in children and adults. This group of drugs may be subdivided into 3 classes, or generations, based upon their propensity to induce sedation and cardiotoxicity. The first generation (classical) antihistamines are highly effective in treating hyperhistaminic conditions. However, they frequently induce sedation and may adversely affect a child's learning ability. First generation antihistamine-induced sedation has been described to occur in more than 50% of patients receiving therapeutic dosages. Serious adverse events are unusual following overdoses of first generation antihistamines although life-threatening adverse events have been described. When the so-called 'second generation' antihistamines terfenadine and astemizole were introduced they were widely embraced and quickly used by clinicians of all specialities, including paediatricians, as nonsedating alternatives to the first generation compounds. These new agents were found to be equally or more effective than first generation antihistamines in relieving symptoms associated with hyperhistaminic conditions without the soporific effects of the first generation agents. Unfortunately, after approximately 10 years of widespread clinical use, disturbing reports of potentially life-threatening dysrhythmias, specifically torsades de pointes, were described. Both terfenadine and astemizole have been shown in vitro to inhibit several ion channels, and in particular the delayed outward rectifier potassium channel in the myocardium, predisposing the heart to dysrhythmias. The potential life-threatening cardiotoxicities of the second generation antihistamines led to the search for noncardiotoxic and nonsedating agents. Loratadine, fexofenadine, mizolastine, ebastine, azelastine and cetirizine are the first of the new third generation antihistamines. These drugs have been shown to be efficacious with few adverse events including no clinically relevant cytochrome P450 mediated metabolic-based drug-drug interactions or QT interval prolongation/cardiac dysrhythmias. Appropriate treatment of an antihistamine overdose depends upon which class of compound has been ingested. There is no specific antidote for antihistamine overdose and treatment is supportive particularly for ingestions of first generation compounds. Ingestion of excessive doses of terfenadine or astemizole requires immediate medical attention. Children who accidentally ingest excessive doses of a third generation compound may usually be adequately managed at home. However, patients ingesting large amounts (approximately >3 to 4 times the normal therapeutic daily dose) should receive medical attention. These patients should be monitored for 2 to 3 hours after the ingestion and patients ingesting cetirizine should be advised about the potential for sedation. The availability of newer generation antihistamine compounds has clearly added to the clinical effectiveness and patient tolerance of a widely prescribed class of drugs. These advances have also been accompanied by improved safety profiles, particularly in the case of third generation antihistamine overdose.
A specific HPLC separation method was used to generate 14C metabolite profiles in lung, muscle, and liver tissue and in bile, urine, and feces obtained from male guinea pigs that received a single oral dose of 1 mg/kg [14C]azelastine. Profiles were also generated in urine and feces of animals that received a single iv dose of labeled drug. In lung and muscle tissue, azelastine (AZ) and desmethylazelastine (DAZ) were the major components of 14C radioactivity. The amount of the amino acid metabolites (2- and 7-ACID), formed by oxidation and azepinyl ring opening, was relatively small. In the liver significant amounts of the 7-ACID were observed in addition to AZ and DAZ. The major metabolite in bile, urine, and feces was the 7-ACID, with much less AZ and DAZ present. The balance of 14C in the form of AZ and three metabolites in excreta (percentage of dose) was: AZ, 9.7-10.5%; DAZ, 8.7-9.6%; 2-ACID, 2.9-3.0%; and 7-ACID, 43.0-54.6%. No large differences in the quantitative profile between the two dosing routes were observed.
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The chemotherapeutic agent oxaliplatin induces neuropathic pain, a dose-limiting side effect, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we show the potential involvement of cutaneous mast cells in oxaliplatin-induced mechanical allodynia in mice. A single intraperitoneal injection of oxaliplatin induced mechanical allodynia, which peaked on day 10 after injection. Oxaliplatin-induced mechanical allodynia was almost completely prevented by congenital mast cell deficiency. The numbers of total and degranulated mast cells was significantly increased in the skin after oxaliplatin administration. Repetitive topical application of the mast cell stabilizer azelastine hydrochloride inhibited mechanical allodynia and the degranulation of mast cells without affecting the number of mast cells in oxaliplatin-treated mice. The serine protease inhibitor camostat mesilate and the proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) antagonist FSLLRY-NH2 significantly inhibited oxaliplatin-induced mechanical allodynia. However, it was not inhibited by the H1 histamine receptor antagonist terfenadine. Single oxaliplatin administration increased the activity of cutaneous serine proteases, which was attenuated by camostat and mast cell deficiency. Depletion of the capsaicin-sensitive primary afferents by neonatal capsaicin treatment almost completely prevented oxaliplatin-induced mechanical allodynia, the increase in the number of mast cells, and the activity of cutaneous serine proteases. These results suggest that serine protease(s) released from mast cells and PAR2 are involved in oxaliplatin-induced mechanical allodynia. Therefore, oxaliplatin may indirectly affect the functions of mast cells through its action on capsaicin-sensitive primary afferents.
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Azelastine hydrochloride is an H1-receptor antagonist with antiinflammatory properties that is available in the US as Astelin Nasal Spray for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. The symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis can initially be treated with monotherapy using either an antihistamine or an intranasal corticosteroid. Patients whose symptoms do not respond adequately are often prescribed a combination of both an antihistamine and an intranasal corticosteroid.
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Ginsenoside Re inhibited histamine-induced scratching behavior in mice. The anti-scratching behavioral effect of ginsenoside Re was more potent 6 h after its oral administration than 1 h after. However, its inhibitory effect was significantly attenuated in mice treated with COE, but it nearly was not affected in mice treated with streptomycin and/or tetracycline. Treatment with COE also significantly lowered fecal ginsenoside Re-metabolizing β-glucosidase and α-rhamnosidase activities in mice, as well as fecal metabolic activity of ginsenoside Re to ginsenoside Rh1. The anti-scratching behavioral effect of ginsenoside Rh1, a metabolite of ginsenoside Re by intestinal microflora, was superior to that of ginsenoside Re. Ginsenoside Rh1 potently inhibited the expression of IL-4 and TNF-α, as well as the activation of NF-κB and c-jun activation in histamine-stimulated scratching behavioral mice.
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This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of mometasone furoate nasal spray, intranasal azelastine, and isotonic sea water nasal spray in the management of allergy-induced nasal obstruction.
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Second-generation histamine H1 receptor antagonists (antihistamines) have been developed to reduce or eliminate the sedation and anticholinergic adverse effects that occur with older H1 receptor antagonists. This article evaluates second-generation antihistamines, including acrivastine, astemizole, azelastine, cetirizine, ebastine, fexofenadine, ketotifen, loratadine, mizolastine and terfenadine, for significant features that affect choice. In addition to their primary mechanism of antagonising histamine at the H1 receptor, these agents may act on other mediators of the allergic reaction. However, the clinical significance of activity beyond that mediated by histamine H1 receptor antagonism has yet to be demonstrated. Most of the agents reviewed are metabolised by the liver to active metabolites that play a significant role in their effect. Conditions that result in accumulation of astemizole, ebastine and terfenadine may prolong the QT interval and result in torsade de pointes. The remaining agents reviewed do not appear to have this risk. For allergic rhinitis, all agents are effective and the choice should be based on other factors. For urticaria, cetirizine and mizolastine demonstrate superior suppression of wheal and flare at the dosages recommended by the manufacturer. For atopic dermatitis, as adjunctive therapy to reduce pruritus, cetirizine, ketotifen and loratadine demonstrate efficacy. Although current evidence does not suggest a primary role for these agents in the management of asthma, it does support their use for asthmatic patients when there is coexisting allergic rhinitis, dermatitis or urticaria.
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Due to the interest in azelastine's diverse modes of action, this study investigated its effects on immediate and late-phase cutaneous allergic reactions using visual methods and telethermography.
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Two hundred sixty-four subjects 12 years of age and older were randomized to receive either azelastine, 2 sprays/nostril qd; azelastine, 2 sprays/nostril bid; oral chlorpheniramine maleate, 12 mg bid; or placebo. The primary efficacy parameters were the changes in major and total symptom severity scores.
It thus appears that azelastine is superior to chlorpheniramine in suppressing skin responses to histamine and morphine sulfate and in suppressing pruritus in patients with mastocytosis. However, when all parameters are considered, neither drug is clearly superior for the treatment of patients with mastocytosis.
The heterogeneity in clinical presentation makes NAR treatment a daily challenge for otolaryngologists. The diversity of clinical studies with use of unique outcome measures limit systematic reviews which may be instrumental in providing strong recommendations.
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These findings suggest that the intranasal administration of azelastine used for the treatment of allergic symptoms of the upper respiratory tract in physically active subjects, does not seem to adversely affect maximal aerobic capacity or submaximal aerobic performance.
The production of leukotriene C4 and leukotriene B4 was measured by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). All three drugs inhibited the production of leukotriene C4 and leukotriene B4 when cells were stimulated with A23187. All three drugs also inhibited the A23187-stimulated release of 3H-arachidonic acid from membrane phospholipids. Azelastine inhibited the production of leukotriene C4, but not leukotriene B4, when either arachidonic acid or leukotriene A4 free acid was used as the substrate in our cell free system. Oxatomide and ketotifen did not inhibit the synthesis of either leukotriene C4 or leukotriene B4 in the same cell free study.