"Scientists at the National Institutes of Health report they have discovered in mouse studies that a small molecule released in the spinal cord triggers a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch.
- Patients using this medication should receive the following informa-tion and instructions:
- The patient should be instructed to use this medication as directed (including the replacement of missed doses). This medication is not for any disorder other than that for which it is prescribed.
- Even if symptomatic relief occurs within the first few days of treat-ment, the patient should be advised not to interrupt or discontinue therapy until the prescribed course of treatment is completed.
If symptoms of irritation develop, the patient should be advised to notify the physician promptly.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/26/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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