Rx-to-OTC: Unwanted Attention

Pharmaceutical Executive

Pharmaceutical Executive, Pharmaceutical Executive-06-01-2001, Volume 0, Issue 0

Washington, DC-An FDA advisory committee voted overwhelmingly to recommend that Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadine), and Zyrtec (cetirizine) be changed from prescription to over-the-counter products. Although the vote is not binding, FDA usually follows such panels’ recommendations.