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(chiefly of a drug) used to relieve itching.
- ‘The sedation is an important feature of their antipruritic action.’
- ‘Topical application of doxepin provides significant antipruritic activity with a favorable safety profile, suggesting a role for doxepin cream in the symptomatic treatment of pruritus associated with eczematous dermatitis.’
- ‘Moreover, the profound antipruritic effect of this drug is an added benefit.’
- ‘The patient was treated with topical clobetasol cream and antipruritic agents, and the eruption resolved without sequelae within approximately 7 days after onset.’
- ‘This itching cannot be fully suppressed by conventional antipruritic agents such as antihistamines, and development of effective drugs has long been awaited.’
- ‘An antihistamine such as hydroxyzine hydrochloride taken before bedtime is often quite helpful because it provides both antipruritic and sedative effects.’
- ‘These compounds have anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties.’
- ‘Generally, antipruritic conditioners provide longer duration of effect and allow the use of an antimicrobial shampoo to help prevent cutaneous infections.’
- ‘A retrospective evaluation of the financial impact of ketorolac in hospital inpatients showed that it was associated with reduced lengths of stay and reduced use of narcotic, antipruritic, and antiemetic drugs.’
- ‘Clinical trials of new antipruritic agents are in progress.’
- ‘Diphenhydramine, in a dosage of 25 to 50 mg three or four times daily, or hydroxyzine hydrochloride, in a dosage of 25 mg three or four times daily, provides an antipruritic effect.’
- ‘The same dosage schedule may be followed for both antipruritic and antitussive therapy.’
- ‘Several studies have shown that the serotonergic effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors consistently produces the strongest antipruritic response in patients with neurotic excoriations.’
- ‘In prurigo nodularis, pruritus is the main symptom and it is of immediate importance to find an effective antipruritic therapy.’
- ‘When a robust take is suspected, management includes observation, patient education, and supportive care that includes resting the affected limb and using oral nonaspirin analgesic medications and oral antipruritic agents.’
An antipruritic drug.
- ‘This has been completed and two drugs, nalmefene and ketorolac have been studied as antipruritics.’
- ‘Symptomatic relief of erythema infectiosum may be provided using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antihistamines, and topical antipruritics.’
- ‘Ointments or creams are applied to reduce infection and antipruritics can also be used to reduce irritation’
- ‘In another aspect of the invention additional active components of the topical composition are disclosed such as anesthetics, antipruritics and antihistamines.’
- ‘They are used in various cream or lotion preparations as antipruritics.’
- ‘This method may act as a simple and robust screening procedure when evaluating potential antipruritics and allow a comparison among products.’
- ‘Topical antipruritics are preferred over systemic agents (such as oral antihistamines) when smaller surface areas of skin are affected and pruritus is not intractable.’
- ‘Eczema herpeticum is treated with oral antiviral medications, tap water and/or aluminum acetate compresses 2 or 3 times a day, and oral antipruritics.’
- ‘In a few persons, pruritis persisted several days; those patients were treated with antipruritics.’
- ‘Antipruritics such as menthol or camphor can be added to the corticosteroid base.’
Late 19th century: from anti- + pruritic (see pruritus).
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