Which medications are used in the treatment of drug eruptions?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Jonathan E Blume, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Therapy for most drug eruptions is mainly supportive in nature. Morbilliform eruptions are treated with oral antihistamines and topical steroids. IVIG is currently the most common agent used to treat TEN. Cyclosporine may also have a role in the treatment of TEN. Prednisone may be used in the treatment of hypersensitivity syndrome with heart and lung involvement, severe serum sickness–like reaction, and Sweet syndrome.


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