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antipruritic

 [an″te-, an″ti-proo-rit´ik]
1. preventing or relieving itching.
2. an agent that so acts.

an·ti·pru·rit·ic

(an'tē-prū-rit'ik),
1. Preventing or relieving itching.
2. An agent that relieves itching.

antipruritic

(ăn′tē-pro͝o-rĭt′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Preventing or relieving itching.
n.
An antipruritic drug.

antipruritic

adjective Relieving or preventing itching.
 
noun An agent that prevents or relieves itching.

antipruritic

adjective Relieving or preventing itching noun An agent that prevents or relieves itching

an·ti·pru·rit·ic

(an'tē-prūr-it'ik)
1. Preventing or relieving itching.
2. An agent that relieves itching.

antipruritic

Any drug or other treatment effective in relieving itching.

an·ti·pru·rit·ic

(an'tē-prūr-it'ik)
1. Preventing or relieving itching.
2. An agent that relieves itching.
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(4,13) Corticosteroids and calcipotriol possess anti-inflammatory and antipruritic properties, likely explaining their efficacy in treating PN.
(14) Their antipruritic effect, likely related to their influence on cutaneous sensory nerve fibers and inhibition of inflammatory cytokines, could also explain their efficacy in treating PN.
Whereas antihistamines exert their antipruritic effect by blocking histamine Hlreceptors, montelukast decreases pruritic symptoms by antagonizing leukotriene receptors.
Accordingly, oral naltrexone can be used to treat PN, as shown in an open-label clinical trial in which 9 out of 17 patients (53%) achieved high antipruritic effect, defined as a reduction of pruritic symptoms by at least half.
Most patients should notice some level of antipruritic efficacy and varying degrees of lesion flattening, softening, or healing.
Evaluation of the antipruritic effects of topical pimecrolimus in non-atopic prurigo nodularis: results of a randomized, hydrocortisone-controlled, doubleblind phase II trial.
For patients who have prurigo nodularis, thalidomide may be particularly effective as an antipruritic. The agent acts as both a central nervous system depressant and an anti-inflammatory.
Remark Pharma BV is present in the largest dermatologicals categories with flagship brands such as Dr Swaab in nappy (diaper) rash treatments, antipruritics and topical germicidals/antiseptics, Resdan in medicated shampoos and Nestosyl in antipruritics.
Johnson & Johnson maintains its leading position, holding a 16% retail value share through its diverse portfolio of leading brands in several dermatological sub-categories: Neutrogena T/Gel in medicated shampoos, Rogaine in hair loss treatments, Desitin in nappy (diaper) rash treatments, Aveeno in antipruritics, Tucks in haemorrhoid treatments, Benadryl in topical allergy remedies/antihistamines and Neosporin in topical germicidals/antiseptics.
Omega Pharma's brands Canoderm and Miniderm in antipruritics led sales in 2014 with, respectively, 12% and 9% value shares each in retail value sales terms.
Other dermatologicals which consists of antiparasitics/lice (head and body) treatments, antipruritics, cold sore treatments, haemorrhoid treatments, topical allergy remedies and topical germicidals/antiseptics, all witnessed positive value growth in 2014.
For patients who have prurigo nodularis, thalidomide may be particularly effective as an antipruritic. In a study of 11 patients with various types of itch, 200 mg of thalidomide a night for 2 nights significantly reduced the itch in the prurigo patients, but less so in those with generalized atopic eczema (Acta.