Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory agents are used in the treatment of Pruritus and Systemic Disease?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: David F Butler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Anti-inflammatory agents

Anti-inflammatory agents are used to treat polycythemia rubra vera.

Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer Aspirin, Bayer Buffered Aspirin)

Aspirin appears to decrease platelet degranulation of serotonin and prostaglandins, which contribute to pruritus. It is first-line treatment for symptomatic control of pruritus related to polycythemia vera. Relief may last 12-24 hours.


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