Just wanted to share some good news Last year my Dad developed severe itching, also known as Pruritus We went to Dermatologist who was very nice and patient. She prescribed topical meds, and even recommended over the counters At same time, Dad wanted to avoid meds and over the counter Yet he was suffering and suffering So I searched forums to see other patient experiences. Then one person said he stopped taking Prevacid and his itching went away. Been itch-free for 10 years I researched this some more and sure enough, I found that a rare side effect of Prevacid is pruritus So with medical help, Dad weaned off Prevacid Now, itching is considerably less. Still comes and goes (like a pendulum slowing down) Dad believes it was the Prevacid, which he really didn't need to take, and shouldn't be taken long term because it causes weak bones So, I just wanted to share this encouraging news with you Still have a long way to go as Dad has other health issues But I guess we have to be persistent.