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Medications for Pruritus

Other names: Itching; Itchy Skin

About Pruritus:  1. Itching, an unpleasant cutaneous sensation that provokes the desire to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.

2. Any of various conditions marked by itching, the specific site or type being indicated by a modifying term.

Drugs Used to Treat Pruritus

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Rectasol-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Regenecare HA Spray B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Sarna Sensitive N N 3 reviews
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Generic name: pramoxine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Sarnol-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Scalacort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Scalp-Cort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Scot-Tussin Allergy B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

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Senatec B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Siladryl Allergy B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

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Silphen Cough B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

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Texacort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Tucks Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Ointment C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Twilite B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

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U-Cort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Valu-Dryl B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

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Vanamine PD B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

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Vicks QlearQuil Nighttime Allergy Relief B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

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Westcort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Xylocaine Topical B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Zonalon B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxepin topical

Drug class: topical antihistamines

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Adazin B U Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine / capsaicin / lidocaine / methyl salicylate topical

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Ala-Quin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: clioquinol / hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids with anti-infectives

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Ana-Lex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical

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Anacaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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AnaMantle HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Topics under Pruritus

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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