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Anti-Flushing Drugs

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There are a number of drugs used by physicians as anti-flushing or as antihypertensive agents such as:

Antihistamines, Clonidine, Epinephrine, Lanreotide, Megestrol acetate, Monoxidine, Propranolol (Inderal), Sandostatin LAR, Nadadol, Rilmenidine, and Veralipride.

Ketamine 0.5% and Amitriptyline 1% has been reported in at least one case. 

Propranolol (Inderal) has been used for the treatment of persistent flushing in rosaceans. [1]

Carvedilol has also been used for treating Refractory Facial Flushing and Persistent Erythema of Rosacea. [2]

For a comprehensive list of anti-flushing drugs (prescription and non prescription) click here

Discuss with your physician whether any of these drugs may help you.

End Notes

[1] Symptomatic treatment of idiopathic and rosacea-associated cutaneous flushing with propranolol
Helen Craige MD and Jack B. Cohen DO;
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 53, Issue 5, November 2005, Pages 881-884.

[2] Carvedilol for the Treatment of Refractory Facial Flushing and Persistent Erythema of Rosacea.
Hsu CC, Lee JY.
Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jul 18.

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