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|Title:||Methods for treating disorders using descarboethoxyloratadine|
|Abstract:||Methods are disclosed utilizing DCL, a metabolic derivative of loratadine, for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, and other disorders, while avoiding the concomitant liability of adverse side-effects associated with other non-sedating antihistamines.|
|Inventor(s):||Aberg; A. K. Gunnar (Westborough, MA), McCullough; John R. (Worcester, MA), Smith; Emil R. (Shrewsbury, MA)|
|Assignee:||Sepracor Inc. (Marlborough, MA) University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)|
|Filing Date:||Jan 13, 1997|
|Claims:||1. A method of treating allergic asthma in a human while avoiding the concomitant liability of adverse side-effects associated with the administration of non-sedating antihistamines, comprising administering to said human a therapeutically effective amount of DCL or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. |
2. The method of claim 1 wherein said adverse side-effect is cardiac arrhythmia or tumor promotion.
3. The method of claim 1 wherein said human has a higher than normal propensity for or incidence of cancer.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein interaction between DCL and a drug that inhibits cytochrome P450 is avoided.
5. The method of claim 1 wherein the amount of DCL administered is from about 0.1 mg to less than about 10 mg per day.
6. The method of claim 5 wherein the amount of DCL administered is from about 0.1 mg to about 5 mg per day.
7. The method of claim 1 wherein the amount of said DCL or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is administered together with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.