Volume : 3, Issue : 3, JUN 2019

Cetirizine Induced Hyper Pigmentation: A Case Report

Vageeshwari Devuni


The H1-antihistamine cetirizine, a second generation piperazine derivative widely Used in daily dermatology practice, is rarely the cause of cutaneous drug reaction Cetirizine, being an anti-allergic medication is rarely suspected of causing Hypersensitivity reactions and FDE. FDE is characterized by a sudden onset of annular, edematous, dusky-red macules, or plaques on the skin and/or mucous membranes, along with burning sensation or itching. Characteristic residual hyperpigmentation will be seen after lesions subside. Reactions to one preparation are likely to show similar reactions with other members of the same class.


Cetirizine, drug reaction, itching, hyperpigmentation, Hypersensitivity, lesions.

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