What medications cause lupus?
what kinds of meds can contribute to Lupus? thank you
Asked by Janetta Cornacchio 2 years ago.
What Medicines Cause Drug-Induced Lupus? Lupus-inducing drugs are typically those used to treat chronic diseases. No obvious common denominator links the drugs that are likely to cause lupus. The list includes medicines used to treat: Heart disease Thyroid disease Hypertension Neuropsychiatric disorders Certain anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics. At least 38 drugs currently in use can cause DILE. However, most cases have been associated with these three: procainamide (Pronestyl) hydralazine (Apresoline) quinidine (Quinaglute). The risk for developing lupus-like disease from any of the other 35 drugs is low or very low; with some drugs only one or two cases have been reported. Dozens of medications have been reported to trigger SLE. However, more than 90% of cases of "drug-induced lupus" occurs as a side effect of one of the following six drugs: hydralazine (Apresoline is used for high blood pressure); quinidine (Quinidine Gluconate, Quinidine Sulfate) and procainamide (Pronestyl; Procan-SR; Procanbid) are used for abnormal heart rhythms; phenytoin (Dilantin) is used for epilepsy; isoniazid ([Nydrazid, Laniazid] used for tuberculosis); and d-penicillamine (used for rheumatoid arthritis). These drugs are known to stimulate the immune system and cause SLE. ..... Answered by Adelia Tutwiler 2 years 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 Johanne Lynge 2 years ago.
Really tired and lethargic at work?
How can I help or what can she do to feel on top again
Asked by Deb Melford 2 years ago.
Yes do see a doctor it could be a symptom of something serious or simple like not drinking enough water she should be getting eight to ten hours of sleep a night and you do have to catch up like if you haven't slept more than 5hours a night for a few weeks it accumulates like interest you can just start getting eight hours and be ok you would owe yourself an extra 3 hours a day for a month to catch up which if you cant make up for it like having naps just try to sleep an hour longer for 3 months. Here is some info on Lethargy: Lethargy is a fairly imprecise description of the feeling or slowness, sluggishness, tiredness, or lack of energy. Lethargy in common usage may mean many things, including fatigue, drowsiness (sleepiness), lethargy, tiredness, malaise, listlessness, or weakness (including muscular weakness). The causes of these other similar symptoms also need to be investigated in researching a symptom of lethargy. Nevertheless, any type of lethargy symptom can indicate a serious medical condition and needs prompt medical investigation. Fatigue is different from drowsiness. In general, drowsiness is feeling the need to sleep, while fatigue is a lack of energy and motivation. Drowsiness and apathy (a feeling of indifference or not caring about what happens) can be symptoms of fatigue. Fatigue can be a normal and important response to physical exertion, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep. However, it can also be a nonspecific sign of a more serious psychological or physical disorder. When fatigue is not relieved by enough sleep, good nutrition, or a low-stress environment, it should be evaluated by your doctor. Because fatigue is a common complaint, sometimes a potentially serious cause may be overlooked. The pattern of fatigue may help your doctor determine its underlying cause. For example, if you wake up in the morning rested but rapidly develop fatigue with activity, you may have an ongoing physical condition like an underactive thyroid. On the other hand, if you wake up with a low level of energy and have fatigue that lasts throughout the day, you may be depressed The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Lethargy as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments. Digitoxin Crystodigin Digitaline Calcium Gluconate Kalcinate There is about 150 other drugs which also can cause lethargy. When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Lethargy as a symptom. The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments. Acyclovir and Zovirax interaction Trizivir and acyclovir interaction Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Cardioquin (Quinidine) interaction Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Quinaglute (Quinidine) interaction Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Quinidex (Quinidine) interaction The following list of conditions have 'Lethargy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ... lethargy Acute kidney failure ... lethargy Addison's Disease ... lethargy Autoimmune thyroid diseases ... sluggishness Bipolar disorder ... sluggishness Bronchiolitis ... lethargic Chagas disease ... lethargy Chronic kidney failure ... lethargy Constipation ... feeling sluggish Depression ... sluggishness Depressive disorders ... sluggishness Discitis ... lethargy Dysthymia ... sluggishness Enterocolitis ... sluggishness Gastritis ... lethargy Hepatitis ... lethargy Hydrocephalus ... lethargy Hypothyroidism ... sluggishness Jaundice ... lethargy Lactic Acidosis ... Lethargy Lassa fever ... lethargy Meningitis ... lethargy Meningococcal disease ... lethargy Menopause ... lethargy Mountain sickness ... lethargy Myxedema ... lethargy Neuroblastoma ... lethargy Nocardiosis ... lethargy Opsoclonus Myoclonus ... lethargy Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis ... lethargy Reye's Syndrome ... lethargy Sarcoidosis ... sluggishness Shaken Baby Syndrome ... lethargy Shock ... lethargy Thyroid disorders ... sluggishness Tick paralysis ... lethargy Toxic epidermal necrolysis ... lethargy Viral meningitis ... lethargy How Common are these Causes of Lethargy? This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Lethargy. Of the 38 causes of Lethargy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information: 4 causes are "very common" diseases 4 causes are "common" diseases 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases 0 causes are "rare" diseases 7 causes are "very rare" diseases 29 causes have no prevalence information. See the analysis of the prevalence of 38 causes of Lethargy Detailed list of causes of Lethargy The list below shows some of the causes of Lethargy mentioned in various sources: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis - lethargy Acute kidney failure - lethargy Addison's Disease - lethargy Autoimmune thyroid diseases - sluggishness Bipolar disorder - sluggishness full list of 38 causes of Lethargy in web site wrongdiagnosis.com Causes of Lethargy Based on Risk Factors This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Lethargy based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient: Travel - has the patient travelled recently? Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes? Sexual activity - history of sexual behavior. I hope she feels better soon this is alot of info so dont be scared or worried alot of people can feel lethagic at some point but if its on going or effects your work or life the way it sounded it does you must seek medical advice and just reading about it isnt going to do it she must be check out. Take Care Answered by Martin Holdiness 2 years ago.
does she have a depressive disorder? Is she sick? Maybe lacking some vitamins? Does she take any medications? See your primary care doctor if she doesn't have any of the above they can give her something to stimiulate her during the day. How many hours of sleep is she getting a night? Is she awake in the afternoons? Answered by Kattie Coultrap 2 years ago.
She may need to see her doctor, this is not normal. I suggest a good multi-vitamin, she may be lacking in vital nutrients. Maybe a new bed, she may not be getting the proper amount of REM sleep which is critical to getting a good restfull sleep. But she should definitely see her doctor, there may be an un-diagnosed medical problem that needs to be dealt with. Good Luck. Answered by Brigitte Panik 2 years ago.
Does she only feel this way at work? If so there may be something there affecting her. Do they have fluorescent lighting at her job? The lighting has a lot of negative effects. Have her check on the negative aspects of fluorescent lighting and see if she has those symptoms. Good luck to her. Answered by Geneva Carrauza 2 years ago.
There are all kinds of health problems that can cause this - everything from out of shape to not eating right to diabetis. But one of the overlooked causes is not getting enough quality sleep. Sleep apnea can cause this. She should get checked. Answered by Kyong Leiser 2 years ago.
narcolepsy? Answered by Iliana Calogero 2 years ago.