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What are drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

What are  drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

Different types: The classic drugs are medications that are used for treatment of things like heart probelms (procanamide), blood pressure (hydralazine), seizures (dilantin), etc, but not everyone who uses these drugs get drug induced lupus. Recently some of the biologic drugs that are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can cause a lupus liek syndrome. Usually stop the drug and the drug induced lupus resolves. ...Read more

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What are common drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

What are common drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

There are about 30 o: Common drugs include medications that are used less frequenty now: Hydralazine - a blood pressure medication; Isoniazid - an antituberculosis medication; Procainamide - an anti arrhythmia drug minocycline - an antibiotic pyrazinamide - an anti tuberculosis drug these are a few. A recent entry into the field are the biologics that are used to treat rheuamtoid arthritis. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the 38 drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

Three worth knowing: Isoniazid, Procainamide and Hydralazine are the three to remember. The latter two are largely superseded by newer medications. There's a bunch of others reported; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000446.Htm gives a pretty good list, i had a case with phenytoin, and there's nothing magic about "38". New ones will appear over time. ...Read more

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What drugs can cause drug-induced lupus?

See below: Most common drugs involved in drug induced lupus are isoniazid, used to treat Rbc ;hydrazine, used to treat hypertension; and procainamide used In cardiology. Less common are sulfasalazine, quinidine, penicillamine, minocycline, methldopa, and chlorpromazine. Some of the current biologics have also been implicated. ...Read more

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Can drug-induced lupus cause long-term damage before it's cured?

Sometimes: It depends on the location. Stopping the offending drug can usually stop the process. The long term damage can be limited but an acute process can cause damage that can last with scarring and thus continued symptoms. ...Read more

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What medications cause drug-induced lupus?

Too many to list: Numerous meds can do it. Google drug induced lupus for the complete list. ...Read more

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Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Not exactly: on the other hand there are well recognized plain allergy to aspirin. Also, there is mastoiditis--an accentuated histamine reaction which is often triggered by aspirin. ...Read more

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Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Humira (adalimumab) and lupus: Anti-TNFs drugs have been associated with Lupus. But it may also be other conditions like fungus ,eczema. impetigo. Could try over the counter selsun blue see if helps .Discuss with rheumatologist , http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/7/716.full.pdf ...Read more

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+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?

+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

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In context of cryofibrinogenemia, lupus-type ctd and adrenal insufficiency, what could cause increase in GI symptoms, nausea, and vomiting with adrenal crisis, when estrogen/progestin drugs are taken?

In context of cryofibrinogenemia, lupus-type ctd and adrenal insufficiency, what could cause increase in GI symptoms, nausea, and vomiting with adrenal crisis, when estrogen/progestin drugs are taken?

Cortisol deficiency : With true adrenal insufficiency diagnosed by an endocrinologist, one would need to be taking cortisol replacement therapy. Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and weight loss are classic symptoms of adrenal insufficiency which estrogen and Progesterone replacement don't address. Many with primary adrenal insufficiency also look like they have a deep tan. ...Read more

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What causes lupus? 

What causes lupus? 

More than one reason: It is felt the lupus is the result of a combination of things some of which are not known. A combination of genetic wrists, environmental exposures, possible viral infections are all considered. There may be more than one cause of lupus. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lupus?

What is the cause of lupus?

Genes, environment: This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes. Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together. ...Read more

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What causes lupus to happen?

What causes lupus to happen?

NOT KNOWN...: No one knows the final "trigger-pull" that causes lupus. We do know genetics play some role. We do know that hormones play a major role (reason for female dominance and females rarely getting sle before puberty). But why some with similar factors get disease is not known at present. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of lupus....

What could be the cause of lupus....

Autoimmune disease: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and there may be inherited predisposition to the disease. The exact initiating event is still unknown. ...Read more

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What causes a lupus relapse in the summer ?

Sun exposure: lupus patients who ate photosensitive are more likely to flare in the summer but lupus can flare any time of the year. ...Read more

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Are sores that won't heal is caused by lupus?

Are sores that won't heal is caused by lupus?

Skin cancer?: Atypical acid fast bacilli often causes sores which do not heal or respond to the usual antibiotics. I always consider the presence of a skin cancer if a sore fails to heal . See a dermatologist. A less likely scenario would be the presence of an immune defect. ...Read more

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