Which medications in the drug class Detoxifying 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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Detoxifying agents

These agents are used to treat renal pruritus.

Activated charcoal (Charcodote)

Activated charcoal is the drug of choice for the initial treatment of renal pruritus. Its mechanism of action is unknown, but it is thought to bind an unknown pruritogen. Sorbitol and flavoring are added to some forms to enhance palatability.

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