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CIU stands for Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

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Late-breaking results from ASTERIA II, a Phase III placebo-controlled study, demonstrated that omalizumab provided effective treatment in patients with moderate to severe refractory chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), also referred to as chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), who remain symptomatic despite treatment with approved antihistamine doses.
The drug, omalizumab, was tested on 323 people at 55 medical centers for whom standard antihistamine therapy failed to quell their underlying, allergy-like reaction, known as chronic idiopathic urticaria or chronic spontaneous urticaria.
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced results from a Phase III trial, ASTERIA II, which demonstrated that omalizumab met its primary endpoint in patients with moderate to severe chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), who remained symptomatic despite treatment with approved H1 antihistamine doses1.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XYZAL(R) (levocetirizine dihydrochloride), a new once-daily prescription antihistamine that delivers a rapid and long-lasting effect for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children six years of age and older.
Allegra (fexofenadine, Aventis) A nonsedating antihistamine for uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in children and adults aged 6 years and older.