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Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?

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 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 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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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 The latter two are largely superseded by newer medications.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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Drug-induced lupus--will it come back?

Not if you do not ..: Not if you do not take the original offending drug and or other drugs that are likely to cause this. ...Read more

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How can you treat drug induced lupus?

See below: Typically you stop the drug that caused it. Occasionally other medications maybe used to help resolve it. Consider seeing a rheumatologist for help. ...Read more

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How long will drug-induced lupus last?

Different types: There're different types of drug-induced lupus. The common thread is that if the offending drug is stopped usuall the lupus will resolve eventually. There're occasional exceptions. ...Read more

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