Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, TCAs 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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Antidepressants, TCAs

Antipsychotic agents decrease the urge to scratch and relieve anxiety.

Doxepin

For its sedating and antipsychotic effects, doxepin (10-25 mg orally at bedtime) is a useful medication in treating neurotic excoriations. Doxepin inhibits histamine and acetylcholine activity and has proved useful in the treatment of various forms of depression associated with chronic and neuropathic pain.


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