Claritin Allergy Drug Could Hold the Key To Killing Lyme Disease

A popular drug that targets allergy symptoms could also kill off Lyme disease germs, a new study suggests. A study, funded by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and conducted by Stanford School of Medicine researchers, shows that loratadine (marketed as Claritin), a common antihistamine frequently taken to treat allergy symptoms, may be able to help kill Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria associated with Lyme disease that’s often transmitted by ticks.

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