Monday, March 16, 2015

Study group discussion: Drugs contraindicated in myasthenia gravis

Hey everyone!

Today's topic is about drugs that are contraindicated in myasthenia.

Can you guess them all?

Drug a. Myasthenic woman with eclampsia develops ptosis

Drug b. Patient with hepatitis C develops respiratory depression

Drug c. Filmstar drug

Drug d. Wilson's disease

a. MgSO4
b. Interferon
c. Botox
d. Penicillamine

Random fact:
The actor, Amitabh Bachchan has interferon induced myasthenia gravis which was used to cure his hepatitis C infection. And because of that he can't use botox.. Hence, his skin looks so wrinkled compared to other film stars of his age. Hence, two important drugs causing myasthenia and who worsen it are interferon and botox.


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