Which medications are used in the treatment of lymphedema?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Answer

The following medications are used in to manage lymphedema:

  • Benzopyrones (eg, coumarin, flavonoids)

  • Retinoidlike agents (eg, acitretin, topical tazarotene)

  • Anthelmintic agents (eg, albendazole)

  • Topical skin products (eg, ammonium lactate lotion, topical urea)

  • Antibiotics (eg, cefazolin, clindamycin, penicillin G)


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