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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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Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Yes: Many drugs can induce autoimmune type phenomena, to include hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Yes: Drug induced lupus typically is associated with a positive ANA and a positive antihistone antibody. It normally has many features of sle without brain or kidney dinvolvement. ...Read more

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What medications cause drug-induced lupus?

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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Shouldnt we avoid pharmacological treatment of drug induced liver disease?

Shouldnt we avoid pharmacological treatment of drug induced liver disease?

How ?????: Liver is a complex organ, most of the time protects itself by detoxifying chemicals rarely fails, . Remarkable progress has been made in control of infections, b.P. Stroke, cancer, vas dis meta.Diseases etc by use of medications, prolonging life and virtually every drug could be hepato toxic and unavoidable. Watchful fda withdrawn several ( duracet, ruzulin, pemolin etc ) may be more to go. ...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 drugs are most commonly associated with drug-induced lupus? 

Some: Procainide, hydralazine, are common causes. We are now seeing this with certain biologics - tumor necrosis inhibitors ...Read more

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Why doctors consider drugs like ( rifampicin & isoniazid) as risk factor of metabolic syndrome?

Why doctors consider drugs like ( rifampicin & isoniazid) as risk factor of metabolic syndrome?

Metab syndrome: An insulin-sensitizing agent, such as metformin, is often used as hyperglycemia treatment in patients with metabolic syndrome. Literature suggests that metformin may help to reverse the pathophysiologic changes of metabolic syndrome. Cannot find any evidence that Rifampin is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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How are systemic lupus erythematosus, coma & leukopenia related?

How are systemic lupus erythematosus, coma & leukopenia related?

SLE: Is a systemic disease and is a form of vascullitis, which means that there is inflammation in the blood vessels as a result it is a multi-system disease and can affect any organ in the body. When the brain is affected it can lead to changes in mood, psychosis and even coma. Leukopenia is a recognized feature of SLE at some point in the course of the disease. It can affect the kidneys, joints etc ...Read more

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Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more

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If someone is misdiagnosed with sle & start using sle med (plaquenil, prednisone, imuran) will he get sle or any other disease?

No: A normal person who receives immunosuppressant lupus medications will not develop lupus. They can of course have the usual side effects that go with the medications, but they will not develop lupus if they didn't have it already. ...Read more

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Lupus and chronic hives, related?

occasionally: Occasionally people with lupus get hives, but most people with hives do not have lupus. ...Read more

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Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil).  If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Because it works: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is the preferred drug for lupus nephritis because it is very effective and has much less risk than alternative meds. It does not cause significant elevations of BUN or creatinine. ...Read more

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I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?

I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?

Steroid-sparing: We call Methotrexate a steroid-sparing drug because it can often take the place of Prednisone in the long term. I do agree with the other md who mentioned you need a more specific diagnosis as well. ...Read more

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What is trigger systemic lupus erythematosus in antiquity?

Mysterious lupus: It is not known what causes lupus erythematosus. Referring to antiquity, lupus was used to describe several different rashes. It could be autoimmune, where the body attacks itself such as lupus erythematosus or discoid lupus. It could be caused by tuberculosis infection such as lupus vulgaris. It could be related to another inflammatory disease such as sarcoidosis which causes lupus pernio. ...Read more