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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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What drugs can cause drug-induced lupus?

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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What are drugs that can cause ototoxicity?

What are drugs that can cause ototoxicity?

Ototoxic drugs: Aminoglycosides like gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin, tobramycin and streptomycin have been linked to vestibular (balance) and/or hearing loss. Other ototoxic drugs include loop diuretics like Furosemide and ethacrynic acid, cisplatin, carboplatin, Aspirin and other salicylates, quinine. Effects can be a function of dosage, renal function, and other medications being used at the same time. ...Read more

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Which arthritis drugs can cause cancer?

Which arthritis drugs can cause cancer?

See details: This may be a slight increased risk of lymphoma with use of methotrexate and the numerous biologics. The risk for other cancers is not increased. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that can cause hallucinations?

What are some drugs that can cause hallucinations?

Many: Recreational drugs such as lsd, ecstasy, psilocybin, mescaline, marijuana, and ketamine are some. Also many prescription medications can do this as well: antimuscarinic agents; levodopa; donapezil; antidepressants including ssri's and occasionally bupropion; opiates; proton pump inhibitors; steroids; quinolone antibiotics such as cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Hallucinations happen in alcohol & drug withdrawal too. ...Read more

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Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Yes.: Many drugs can result in renal failure which will eventually lead to atrophy of the kidneys. It's rare today though since we are well aware of these drugs and your doctor should monitor renal function if you're taking them. ...Read more

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What are some medications that can cause hypertension? What, if any, are some medications or drugs that have the ability to cause hypertension? .

What are some medications that can cause hypertension? What, if any, are some medications or drugs that have the ability to cause hypertension?

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Many: To name a few of them... Nsaids, psuedoephedrine, otc meds like ginko, green tea etc. Any med that helps with weight loss, getting more energy or help with concentration will almost always have a stimulant . Chk with your doc before you take any new meds or supplements. ...Read more

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Many RA drugs can cause osteoporosis, as well as lack of activity. There are drugs to prevent this!what RA drugs cuz osteoporosis and what to prevent?

Many RA drugs can cause osteoporosis, as well as lack of activity. There are drugs to prevent this!what RA drugs cuz osteoporosis and what to prevent?

Some is true: Corticosteroids including Prednisone or Prednisolone can cause loss of bone density. There are medications that can cause osteoporosis which we call giop glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis. The medications do not necessarily slow you down. Your rheumatologist can clarify the for your own condition. The who has included RA as a risk factor for osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is ototoxicity? Can certain medications cause deafness?

What is ototoxicity? Can certain medications cause deafness?

Ototoxicity: Toxicity to ear structures (Auditory nerves, Cochlea, or Vestibular system). Some causes are Antibiotics such as Gentamycin, Diuretics such as Lasix, (furosemide) Cancer treatments such as Cisplatin, Heavy metals, Lead, Mercury, high dose Aspirin, etc. ...Read more

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What medical diseases can cause hypertension? Are there any medical diseases or viruses that can cause hypertension? .

What medical diseases can cause hypertension? Are there any medical diseases or viruses that can cause hypertension?

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Many: Renal atey stenosis, co-arctation of the aorta, adrenal adenoma, just to name a few . All pts should be screened when they present with a new DX of HTN to see if they have a secondary source of the high BP that be treated. ...Read more

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Can certain medicines cause a miscarriage?

Can certain medicines cause a miscarriage?

Medicines: Yes there are many medications that can cause miscarriages. Anti epileptic drugs or anti tumor drugs. ...Read more