What is Itching?

Itching can be caused by a number of conditions. It is usually a symptom of an underlying cause such as allergies or a bug bite.

There are a number of treatments for itching including medications. Common drug classes used to treat itching are alpha hydroxy acids, tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines, antiprotozoals, antiprotozoal / corticosteroid combinations, quinolone antibiotic / corticosteroid combinations, corticosteroids, corticosteroid / keratolytic combinations, and skin barrier emollients.

Savings Tips for Itching

  • Ten Things You Must Know About Topical Corticosteroids

    April 11, 2013

    If ever you should be angry at the cost of a medication, here it is. Many itchy rashes and chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis are treated with a topical corticosteroid. These are a huge money making business and they will put a dent in your pocketbook.

    Here is what do you need to know, and how can you save money on your topical steroid.

    1. It’s about the skin: Skin disorders are the number one reason folks in the U. See More

  • Medicine Cabinet 101

    June 20, 2012

    To avoid the 1 AM trip to the pharmacy you need to be well stocked at home. Headaches, pain, hives, fever, or an itchy rash may be easily remedied with over-the-counter meds. Here are ten things you and your family will face, so be ready:

    1. Aches and pains: Toothache, pain from ankle sprain, tension headache

    What works? The over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) include ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin and AleveSee More

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Popular Itching Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
Antihistamines 119 See Prices
Corticosteroids 13 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Itching Drug Classes

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