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Search the web: Google the term and you will find the complete list. ...Read more
There are major differences between what I call while lupus and drug-induced lupus. Basically these are illnesses with some similar manifestations and clinical manifestations. Some of the manifestations like rashes and joint pain can occur in both, but kidney involvement is notfound with drug-induced lupus. There are other differences also but this is one of the ...Read more
False positive?: What are you looking for? No diabetic medicines will not cause a false positive ...Read more
My doctor put me on minocin (minocycline) for my acne but i'm nervous of side effects and drug induced lupus. Are these very rare? I've been on this drug years ago.
Good choice: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that is a major personal and professional liability. Minocycline very seldom causes problems and when it does, discontinuing the medicine and replacing it with something else is easy and you'll heal up fine. Nothing worthwhile in life is risk-free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!
+ANA test.elevated histones AB only. only on aspirin and BB. take some supplements in low doses like serrapeptase.can this cause drug induced lupus?
Not known : I am not aware that this is associated with drug-induced lupus. Antihistone anybody's can be seen in wild or systemic lupus as well as drug-induced lupus. Certainly there is no evidence from what you tell us that you have lupus of any type. you say you're on aspirin and I'm uncertain why and you say are on BB and I don't know what that is. From the information you're giving us I'm not certain the information you're giving us I'm not even certain why they did it in a testing on you. From what I can tell you don't have Lucas from this conversation ...Read more
Only .01% have: That means that 1 in 10,000 people taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) reported having a false positive result on a urine drug screen. If that happens to anyone w/ a Rx for it - I'll wager that it would be recognized as an error and no bad consequences would happen for the individual. Don't worry. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immunologist agreed I have malar rash. How is lupus dx'd since we can't rely on antibody or inflammatory tests w my immune deficiency and steroid tx?
Management/workup: The initial workup will include renal function testing and tests for circulating antibodies. Your steroid treatment may affect the tests for inflammation, moreso than autoantibodies which are still detectable even while being treated with steroids. Avoiding and treating infections, including CMV will be part of the management. I hope that this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Both of these meds have the ability to cause significant liver disease. ...Read more
If someone is misdiagnosed with sle & start using sle med (plaquenil, prednisone, imuran) will he get sle or any other disease?
7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra"
recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?
Mucle testing: Inflammatory myopathy, including polymyositis, is best diagnosed and treated by a trained rheumatologist. Symptoms are proximal muscle weakness. Abnormal lab tests include elevated muscle enzymes (CPK, AST/ALT); positive antibody tests, including Jo-1; abnormal EMG/nerve conduction test; edema seen on an MRI of proximal muscles; muscle biopsy showing destruction and regeneration of muscle cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
R there any drugs for severe m.E? (i dislike drugs but uk nhs wont prescribe nutritiional/herbal/acupuncture type trtmnt on long tern basis..Only drug
Not exactly but: M.E. Is a diagnosis of exclusion. My experience is that most with it actually have chronic lyme with co-infections (but drugs are of limited help for that). Also, many are hypothyroid- even if their TSH is "normal" so thyroid hormone can help quite a bit. Many have intestinal parasites- not always easily diagnosed- many drugs can help these, but so can natural things like papaya seeds.See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most, not all.: Lac is common in sle, but not universal. ...Read more
Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?
If possible: Certain drugs can affect lupus so if there is a choice it may be prudent to avoid three drugs however depending on your circumstance there may not be other options. If you must take a drug associated with lupus be vigilant in reporting any joint pains, fever, or unusual symptoms to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You will be monitore: Your will be monitored in the trial for liver problems. Each of these drugs methotrexate and tocilizumab can possibly cause liver problems. The trial protocol will decide about medication dose adjustment. You may have no liver problems with either of these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: This can be seen in the setting of lupus but with other autoimmune diseases as well as some patients can positive for it and not have any associated diseases with it. ...Read more
Can clonazepam 1 mg show up dirty for any kind of drug on a 4 panel drug test that parole and probation use?
Declare your Rx: In most jurisdictions patients are encouraged to take their prescribed medications, including clonazepam. As long as you have a current prescription in your name and are taking the medicine as prescribed, the safest course would be to notify the PO in advance that you are taking prescription medication. (be prepared to show proof.) going off meds you need is a much greater risk for most. ...Read more
I've lupus (sle), r.A., raynaud's syndrome, anemia, &hypertension. I take methotrexate, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) Neurontin & lisinopril/hctz. I'm told i've decreased kidney function.Is that because of the medication?
Probably not: Lupus usually damages the kidneys and hypertension always does to some extent. Not all "decreased kidney function" picked up by today's lab screenings is real kidney damage -- any guy who lifts weights will get a warning from the creatinine from his muscles -- but i'd keep with your rx. Good luck -- this is a challenging disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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