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This is because they have limited penetration into the brain.Doubling the recommended dose (20mg daily) improved pruritus only. An evidence-based review of the efficacy of antihistamines in relieving pruritus in atopic dermatitis. Dose ranging study: cetirizine in the treatment of atopic dermatitis in adults. Consulting current product information and drug reference material is suggested prior to prescribing a particular medication to determine its safety profile for an individual patient.These results are attributed to a sedating effect of cetirizine when given in a dose higher than usually recommended. Diepgen TL, Early Treatment of the Atopic Child Study G. When referencing this guideline in a publication, please use the following citation: Sidbury R, Davis DM, Cohen DE, Cordoro KM, Berger TG, Bergman JN, et al.Long-term treatment with cetirizine of infants with atopic dermatitis: a multi-country, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial (the ETAC trial) over 18 months. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 3. Management and treatment with phototherapy and systemic agents.