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What are treatments for itchy skin caused by primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)?

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If the itching it isn’t too bad, over-the-counter antihistamines that contain diphenhydramine may help. They can make you sleepy, so you might try them if itching keeps you awake at night. If they don't help, your doctor can prescribe something else like cholestyramine (Novo-Cholamine, Prevalite, Questran), naltrexone (Revia), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane), and sertraline (Zoloft).

From: PBC: What Are Your Treatment Options? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) Treatment & Management."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Treatment and drugs."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

HealthyWomen: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Diagnosis."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) Treatment & Management."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Treatment and drugs."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

HealthyWomen: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Diagnosis."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

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