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Journal:   PEJOUHANDEH   AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007 , Volume 12 , Number 3 (57); Page(s) 203 To 209.
 
Paper: 

COMPARISON BETWEEN THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF DOXEPINE AND HYDROXYZINE ON RESISTANT PRURITIC LESIONS DUE TO SULFUR MUSTARD

 
 
Author(s):  SHOHRATI M., DAVOUDI SEYED MASOUD, SAEID FAR H.R., KESHAVARZ S., NAGHIZADEH JAHROMI M.M.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Chronic pruritus is one of the major complaints in chemically-injured patients. It may cause many psychological problems and consequently, decrease the patient's quality of life. The aim of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of Doxepin and Hydroxyzine in treatment of chronic pruritus due to Sulfur Mustard.
Materials and Methods: This randomized, double-blind clinical trial was carried out in Baqiyatallah hospital on 50 chemically-injured patients for a period of 4 weeks. Patients randomly divided into 2 groups, first group (mean age of 42.3
±5.4 years old) received Doxepin capsules (10 mg/day) and the second group (mean age of 41.1±6.2 years old) received Hydroxyzine capsules (25 mg/day). Pruritus score was measured by a standard questionnaire and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
Results: the mean before and after-treatment puritus scores of Hydroxyzine, were 34.6
±3.4 and 25.9±3.1, respectively (P<0.001) and those of Doxepin were 33.8±4.4 and 24.5±4.1, respectively (P<0.001). Both drugs decreased pruritus, similarly (P = 0.245). 18 patients in the hydroxyzine-received group and 11 patients in the Doxepin-received group were complaining from sedation as a side-effect (P=0.035).
Conclusion: Both drugs are of significant effectiveness in decreasing pruritus. However, considering its fewer side effects, Doxepin seems to be more useful in these conditions.

 
Keyword(s): PRURITUS, SULFUR MUSTARD, HYDROXYZINE, DOXEPIN
 
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