trimeprazine

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trimeprazine

 [tri-mep´rah-zēn]
a phenothiazine derivative with powerful antihistaminic action; used as the tartrate salt to relieve itching.

trimeprazine

/tri·mep·ra·zine/ (tri-mep´rah-zēn) a phenothiazine derivative antihistamine; used as the tartrate salt as an antipruritic.

trimeprazine

Alimemazine, an antihistamine drug used to relieve itching in allergic conditions and as a sedative for children. A brand name is Vallergan.

trimeprazine

a drug with mild central nervous depressant, moderate antiemetic and anticonvulsant, and powerful antihistaminic action; used as an antipruritic in the form of the tartrate salt.
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To alleviate the itching, we recommend UDCA (20 mg/kg/day) and rifampicin (up to 10 mg/kg/day), before attempting antihistamines such as alimemazine, opiate- (naltrexone) or serotonin-antagonists (ondansetron).
In the patients whose urine tested erroneously positive, medical records showed the administration of cyamemazine (n = 40; dose per day ranging from 100 to 600 mg) or of levomepromazine (n = 2; dose per day of 125 and 150 mg), both compounds administered either alone or with alimemazine (n = 8; dose ranging from 30 to 40 mg per day).
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