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A histamine h1 antagonist. It has mild hypnotic properties and some local anaesthetic action and is used for allergies (including skin eruptions) both parenterally and locally. It is a common ingredient of cold remedies.

Pharmacological action: anti-allergic agents, histamine h1 antagonists.

Chemical name: 1,2-Ethanediamine, N-((4-methoxyphenyl)methyl)-N',N'-dimethyl-N-2-pyridinyl-

(12 Dec 1998)