Which medications in the drug class Anxiolytics, Nonbenzodiazepine are used in the treatment of Excoriation Disorder?

Updated: Jul 10, 2018
  • Author: Roxanne Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Anxiolytics, Nonbenzodiazepine

Antianxiety agents are used to reduce the level of anxiety in patients who experience pruritus.

Buspirone (BuSpar)

The mechanism of action of buspirone is unknown. It has high affinity for serotonin 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors and moderate affinity for dopamine D2 receptors. It does not affect benzodiazepine-GABA receptors.

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