STL Volume 5 Number 5

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: May, 2000

Update on: Bexarotene Capsules Targretin Temozolomide Temodal Mequinol 2%/Tretinoin 0.01% Solage Linezolid Zyvox Amphotericin B Liposome for Injection Ambisome Terbinafine HCl 1% Solution Lamisil
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DPCP for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata

Topical immunotherapy with diphencyprone (DPCP) for the treatment of severe alopecia areata has been used since 1983 and is felt to be the treatment of choice by many dermatologists. Although there have been no major side effects reported since its initial use, there remain some unknowns regarding its safety.
Systemic Drugs With Antipruritic Potency

Systemic Drugs With Antipruritic Potency

There are no specific antipruritic drugs on the market, but there are a high number of case reports and experimental investigations describing medications with antipruritic potency. It is therefore the aim of this article to review the major systemic antipruritic drugs and give a short overview on the different types of pruritus.