What are the 38 drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?
I just heard that someone can have drug-induced lupus. My mother-in-law has lupus and is on a multitude of medications (for God knows what; since before diagnosed with lupus) so this issue has peaked my interest.From doing a search, I could only find the top three medications, but I was hoping someone could...
Asked by Kiyoko Rettinger 4 months ago.
I just heard that someone can have drug-induced lupus. My mother-in-law has lupus and is on a multitude of medications (for God knows what; since before diagnosed with lupus) so this issue has peaked my interest. From doing a search, I could only find the top three medications, but I was hoping someone could tell me the 38 drugs that can cause lupus. Thank you! Answered by Shaunta Conyer 4 months ago.
can it be cause by Keppra or Lamictal . I used to take Dilantin and tegretol as well as mysoline. But haven't taken them for years. I have been on Lamictal since it came out on the market with tegretol for most of it till 2005 Then in 2007 I began the keppra. I was diagnosed with Lupus back in 2013, after they found I had hyper thyroidism/ Graves Disease, RA and a few other problems. They told me they're all connected and can stem from the anti seizure drugs. i don't see them on any lists but do see anti seizure drugs. I'm concerned. As the combination or the 2 drugs have given me control of my seizures. BUt At what price must i live with if I want to keep control. As stopping them to stop the lupus could cause me to spiral back into the dark pit pof no control and leave me homebound again. Answered by Clemente Fariello 4 months ago.
Drug Induced Lupus Answered by Effie Meighan 4 months ago.
Some drugs used to control high blood pressure and tuberculosis can cause drug induced lupus which goes away when you stop the medication.These are the most common. If you already have lupus, these drugs could make it flare. Sulfa based antibiotics can also cause flares. Answered by Justin Vitali 4 months ago.
Her rheumatologist will certainly look over her list of medications. S/he will spot any that can cause drug induced lupus. If the lupus is drug induced, it will go away when the medication is withdrawn. Some of the medications listed by femmina matt are high blood pressure meds and anti TB meds. Answered by Aisha Stricklan 4 months ago.
Possible infection? I need opinions!!!?
We know that it is definately not the flu and as far as the medications, the doctors have said that none of them that he has taken would cause this.
Asked by Shery Janish 4 months ago.
My grandpa is being hospitalized for a sickness that they are not finding. He has had a 102 degree fever since Thursday. His white blood count was at 2.7 on Friday, 2.4 on Saturday, then dropped to 1.8 on Sunday. They keep giving him antibiotics through an IV, but they are not stabilizing anything. They have done blood work, chest x-rays, tested urine, ekg and all tests are coming up normal except for the white cell count. What could this be? Answered by Tommye Chessor 4 months ago.
If he is taking a heart medication called procainamide (BRAND NAME: Pronestyl; Procan-SR; Procanbid) it can cause all of his symptoms. Find out fast... A severe reduction in white blood cell count occurs relatively rarely with procainamide therapy and is more common with the sustained-release preparations. This side effect has caused death. For this reason, patients on sustained-release procainamide get a complete blood count every 2 weeks for the first 3 months of treatment. A syndrome resembling lupus erythematosus, including fever, chills, joint pain, chest pain, and/or skin rash can occur with procainamide. The lupus-like syndrome is reversible after stopping of the drug. Rarely, procainamide can cause confusion, hallucinations, and depression. Answered by Ladawn Isenberg 4 months ago.
This decrease in WBC count is called leucopenia.many common medications can cause leukopenia (eg. minocyclen, a commonly prescribed antibiotic).Copper, Zinc deficiency may also cause this.morover the WBC count decreases in flu. Answered by Phylis Toman 4 months ago.
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What does a postive ana mean?
I was pregnant in 10/05 and my ana blood test came back postive i was tested for lupus because my titer came back high what else could i have? Doctore doesnt seem to be too concerned. Should i be
Asked by Madalene Velis 4 months ago.
An antinuclear antibody (ANA) test measures the amount and pattern of abnormal antibody that work against the body's tissues (autoantibody). Everyone has a small amount of autoantibody, but about 5% of people have a larger amount. About half of these 5% have an autoimmune disease, such as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis. An ANA test alone cannot diagnose a specific disease. It is used in combination with an evaluation of symptoms and other tests. The body's immune system normally attacks and destroys foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses. However, in disorders known as autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks and destroys the body's normal tissues. When a person has an autoimmune disease, the immune system produces antibodies that attach to the body's own cells as though they were foreign substances, often causing them to be damaged or destroyed. A thorough medical history, physical examination, and other tests besides an ANA test are needed confirm a suspected autoimmune disease. A test for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) is done to help diagnose conditions that include: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Rheumatoid arthritis Sjögren's syndrome. Scleroderma. Hashimoto's thyroid disease. A reaction to a medication. High values A high ANA titer may indicate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE can be present with titers from 1 to 40 and higher. Almost all people with SLE have a high ANA titer. However, most people with a high ANA titer do not have SLE. Only about one-third of people who are referred to a rheumatologist for high ANA titers are diagnosed with SLE. Other conditions may cause a high ANA titer. About 30% to 40% of people with rheumatoid arthritis have a high ANA titer. Many conditions may result in a high ANA titer. These conditions include autoimmune diseases, such as scleroderma, Sjögren's syndrome, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and myositis. Other conditions with a high ANA titer include Raynaud's syndrome, viral infections, and liver disease. Although an ANA titer may help support a diagnosis for these conditions, it is not used by itself to confirm a diagnosis. A thorough medical history, physical examination, and other tests are needed to confirm a suspected autoimmune disease. Some apparently healthy individuals have high levels of antinuclear antibodies. For instance, some people with a family history of autoimmune disease may have a high ANA titer. The higher the titer, however, the more likely it is that the person has an autoimmune disease. What Affects the Test Factors that can interfere with your test and the accuracy of the results include: Medications, such as hydralazine (Apresoline), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl, Promine), and certain anticonvulsants (such as Dilantin, Mysoline). These medications can cause a form of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) called drug-induced lupus. Lupus resulting from these medications may cause a high antinuclear antibody (ANA) titer. Medications, such as antibiotics (isoniazid, penicillin, and tetracycline), birth control pills, lithium, and some diuretics, such as chlorthalidone (Hygroton). Heart or blood pressure medications, such as acebutolol (Sectral), captopril (Capoten), atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor), lovastatin (Mevacor), and quinidine. Aging. Some older adults (5% to 40%) may have mildly elevated levels. Older women appear to have higher ANA titers than older men. Steroids, which may cause a false-negative result. Answered by Marilu Lungsford 4 months ago.
Ana Titer Levels Answered by Moshe Fleischacker 4 months ago.
Avelox and magnesium,aluminum?
im taking avelox antibiotic for my thorat bacterial infection....i brought guava juice today but i think it contains magnesium or aluminum....how long after taking avelox can i drink the guava juice????
Asked by Carmine Marchesseault 4 months ago.
It's difficult question, but i am trying to answer... Should avoid while taking Avelox: Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Avelox may make your skin more sensitive to sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen if you must be out in the sun while using Avelox. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. Avelox can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. If this happens, avoid driving or doing anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Important information about Avelox: Take this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Avelox will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not use Avelox without first talking to your doctor if you or any member of your family have a heart condition known as long QT syndrome. Also, do not use Avelox if you are also using a heart rhythm medicine such as quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinidex, Quinaglute), procainamide (Pronestyl, Procan SR), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), sotalol (Betapace), and others. Certain other drugs can make Avelox less effective when taken at the same time. The following medicines should be taken at least 4 hours after or 8 hours before you take Avelox: antacids that contain magnesium, calcium, or aluminum (such as Tums, Rolaids, Maalox); the ulcer medicine sucralfate (Carafate); vitamin or mineral supplements that contain iron or zinc; didanosine chewable/buffered tablets or pediatric powder for oral solution (ddI, Videx, Videx Pediatric, and others). Avelox may make your skin more sensitive to sunburn. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning beds, and wear protective clothing and sunscreen when you are outdoors. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. Answered by Ronda Macfarlane 4 months ago.
I don't think I'm very clear...random wasn't the best word to use...sorry. Here is a situation. I can be layin in bed at night and it will feel like my heart will stop and then race like crazy...sometimes it lasts a few seconds, minutes and I've had it last a few hours on a couple of occassions. ...
Asked by Raymonde Kleve 4 months ago.
I was wondering what causes Tachycardia....I have havd this random rapid heartbeat my whole life, but recently it has become very bad. My mother talked to her heart doctor and he said he's sure its a type of tachycardia....I can't remember what type. But I was wondering what can cause this? Are there any STDs that cause it? Just curious...although this happened before I have ever been "active" just not as much and severe. Also, how do they test for tachycardia? I am very afraid of going and getting tested/evaluated. Thanks! Answered by Marilu Kuszynski 4 months ago.
I don't think I'm very clear...random wasn't the best word to use...sorry. Here is a situation. I can be layin in bed at night and it will feel like my heart will stop and then race like crazy...sometimes it lasts a few seconds, minutes and I've had it last a few hours on a couple of occassions. It beats well over 100 beats per minute. Answered by Jarrett Amparan 4 months ago.
Ventricular Tachycardia: Ventricular tachycardia is a heart rhythm that originates in the ventricles and produces a heart rate of at least 120 beats per minute. Ventricular tachycardia may be thought of as a sequence of consecutive ventricular premature beats. Sometimes only a few such beats occur together, and then the heart returns to a normal rhythm. Ventricular tachycardia that lasts more than 30 seconds is called sustained ventricular tachycardia. Sustained ventricular tachycardia usually occurs in people with structural heart disease that damages the ventricles. Most commonly, it occurs weeks or months after a heart attack. It is more common among older people. However, rarely, ventricular tachycardia develops in young people who do not have structural heart disease. Symptoms and Diagnosis People with ventricular tachycardia almost always have palpitations. Sustained ventricular tachycardia can be dangerous because the ventricles cannot fill adequately or pump blood normally. Blood pressure tends to fall, and heart failure follows. Sustained ventricular tachycardia is also dangerous because it can worsen until it becomes ventricular fibrillation—a form of cardiac arrest. Sometimes ventricular tachycardia causes few symptoms, even at rates of up to 200 beats per minute, but it may still be extremely dangerous. Electrocardiography (ECG) (see Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders: Electrocardiography) is used to diagnose ventricular tachycardia and to help determine whether treatment is required. A portable ECG (Holter) monitor may be used to record heart rhythm over a 24-hour period. Treatment Ventricular tachycardia is treated when it causes symptoms or when episodes last more than 30 seconds even without causing symptoms. Sustained ventricular tachycardia often requires emergency treatment. If episodes cause blood pressure to fall to a low level, cardioversion is needed immediately. Drugs may be given intravenously to end or suppress ventricular tachycardia. The most commonly used drugs are lidocaineSome XYLOCAINE , procainamideSome PROCAN SR PRONESTYL , and amiodarone CORDARONE . Certain procedures may be performed to destroy the small abnormal area in the ventricles, identified by ECG, that is usually responsible for sustained ventricular tachycardia. They include radiofrequency ablation (delivery of energy of a specific frequency through an electrode catheter inserted in the heart) and open-heart surgery. If other therapy is ineffective, an automatic defibrillator (a small device that can detect an arrhythmia and deliver a shock to correct it) may be implanted. This procedure is similar to implantation of an artificial pacemaker. STDs are not a cause of Tachycardia, but they do involve any organ in the long run. There is nothing to be afraid in getting evaluated. Answered by Rosaria Saller 4 months ago.
Tachycardia literally means fast heart beat. In an adult, more than 100 beats per minute means tachycardia. An EKG can measure this, but you can also just take your pulse and count how many times you heart beats per minute - its really very easy. There are many many causes for tachycardia and its not worth speculating as to yours, however there is no STD which will cause it, so you don't need to worry there. As for the "random" component of your heartbeat, that does not necessarily relate to tachycardia. Answered by Carl Oregel 4 months ago.
Ventricular tachycardia is a potentially lethal disruption of normal heartbeat (arrhythmia) that may cause the heart to become unable to pump adequate blood through the body. The heart rate may be 160 to 240 (normal is 60 to 100 beats per minute). Ventricular tachycardia may not cause symptoms in some people, but may be lethal in others -- it is a major cause of sudden cardiac death. Answered by Fabian Liebler 4 months ago.
First, let's get one thing straight: the term "tachycardia" refers to a fast heart beat. The term "palpitations" refers to the perception of one's heartbeat, which I think is what you are talking about. Usually, one is not aware of his or her own heartbeat, except when the heart rythm is abnormal. Of course, tachycardia is one cause of palpitations, but there are several conditions that may be responsible for palpitations, including hormonal diseases, metabolic alterations, anemia, and others. I would definetely recommend seeking professional medical attention. One of the easiest tests, is called a Holter electrocardiogram. This non-invasive study is painless and simply records your heart's electrical activity in a 24-hour period. It has a little button for you to press in case you feel the symptoms you are describing. Afterwards, the cardiologist analyzes the entire 24-hr recording of your heart, paying particular attention to those moments where you might have pressed the button. This method usually detects most types of arrythmias. If none are present, then you should undergo further testing. As always, the best weapon against any condition is knowledge. It is OK to feel afraid, but it is always better to detect a potentially treatable condition (even curable) as soon as possible, when it is still treatable. If you are as young as I think you are, you shouldn't worry that much. Most of the times it's due to benign conditions that require minimal, if any, treatment. Answered by Dino Cicchetti 4 months ago.
tachacardia is a heartbeat over 100 beats per minute at rest. What you are probably feeling is a pvc or pac a premature ventricular contraction or atrial contraction, happens to everyone, heart skips a beat then runs fast for a few secs to catch up. An EKG can put your mind at ease, but as a paramedic for over 20 years I don't think you have to worry. Answered by Elanor Stitzel 4 months ago.
The Doc will listen to your heart, check blood pressure, maybe draw some blood to look for chemicals or enzymes, then order other tests such as chest xray, etc... all are painless and non invasive. This could be something simple or it can be serious, hope yours is the kind you out grow. Oh, I sure don't know of any STD that would cause this. Answered by Emilia Koestler 4 months ago.
Hi, Manda. Don't stress, but you do need to go to your physician and have this checked. There are many different causes for tachycardia, and if needed can be treated or monitored. Go to your doctor and get checked. It's not as involved to do a basic preliminary exam as you might think. Best Answered by Rey Evanchalk 4 months ago.
there are more causes of a rapid heart rate than can fit into this space. your normal heart rate (if you are an adult) is 60-100 beats per minute. go to your doctor and ask. get over your fear. Answered by Jackeline Hoeschen 4 months ago.
please dont hesitate going to be tested ! The sooner the better! It may not be anything serious but yet you won't know unless you go! Do your heart a favor goe today! Answered by Al Balasco 4 months ago.