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antipruritic

[‚an·tē·pru̇′rid·ik]
(pharmacology)
An agent, such as camphor, that relieves itching.
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Patients most often had tried a topical antipruritic, astringent, or low-potency corticosteroid before seeking care.
GlaxoSmithKline's Betnovate accounted for 45% of value sales in antipruritics and Zovirax held a 35% share in cold sore treatments.
Product coverage: Antiparasitics/Lice (Head and Body) Treatments, Antipruritics, Cold Sore Treatments, Haemorrhoid Treatments, Hair Loss Treatments, Medicated Shampoos, Nappy (Diaper) Rash Treatments, Paediatric Medicated Skin Care, Topical Allergy Remedies/Antihistamines, Topical Antifungals, Topical Germicidals/Antiseptics, Vaginal Antifungals.
Topical allergy treatments/antihistamines saw 7% value growth in 2015, whilst antipruritics value sales grew by 6% reach US$371 million in retail value sales.
By holding popular brands such as Betnovate, Dermovate and Drapolene across the categories of antipruritics and nappy (diaper) rash treatments, GlaxoSmithKline achieved the first position in the fragmented market.
topical antipruritics, such as ointments containing menthol or camphor; topical corticosteroids, with increased efficacy under occlusion as seen with flurandrenolide tape (Cordran tape)
Product coverage: Antiparasitics/Lice (Head and Body) Treatments, Antipruritics, Cold Sore Treatments, Haemorrhoid Treatments, Hair Loss Treatments, Medicated Shampoos, Nappy (Diaper) Rash Treatments, Paediatric Dermatologicals, Topical Allergy Remedies/Antihistamines, Topical Antifungals, Topical Germicidals/Antiseptics, Vaginal Antifungals.
If necessary, you can prescribe topical treatment with steroids, pimecrolimus cream, antipruritics, or antihistamines.
Use of agents that contain both moisturizers and topical antipruritics (such as pramoxine) or topical aspirin and salicylates with topical steroids, may be especially useful.
Consequently, many product areas are stagnating, with medicated shampoos, topical antifungals, vaginal antifungals, antipruritics and topical germicidals/antiseptics seeing only around 1% current value growth in 2015 over the previous year.
Hair loss treatments remained the largest category very closely followed by antipruritics, with retail value sales of 37.
Mild cholestasis responds to symptomatic treatment with soothing baths, topical antipruritics, emollients, and primrose oil, among others.