Macular Amyloidosis Medication

Updated: Feb 01, 2019
  • Author: Sultan Al-Khenaizan, MBBS, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goal of pharmacotherapy is to reduce morbidity.

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Antihistamines

Class Summary

These agents act by competitive inhibition of histamine at the H1 receptor. They may control itching by blocking effects of endogenously released histamine.

Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton)

Competes with histamine or H1 receptor sites on effector cells in blood vessels and respiratory tract.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Belix)

For symptomatic relief of pruritus caused by endogenous release of histamine.

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Topical anti-inflammatory agents

Class Summary

This industrial solvent has been used with mixed results.

Dimethyl sulfoxide (Rimso-50)

May help relieve symptoms. DMSO, an oxidation product of dimethyl sulfide, is an exceptional solvent possessing a number of commercial uses. Not an FDA-approved indication.

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