Any Drug That Exacerbates Myasthenia Gravis?

Q:
Can you tell me some drugs that exacerbate myasthenia gravis?

A:
Certain medications can exacerbate symptoms of myasthenia gravis, including:

  • Antibiotics (particularly those called aminoglycosides)
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Penicillamine
  • Magnesium
  • Anesthesia
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Beta-blockers to treat heart arrhythmias

Key word: drugs that exacerbate myasthenia gravis

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