New drugs implicated in risk of lupus

A commonly prescribed anti-histamine and an anti-emetic have just been listed among those drugs that increase the risk of developing lupus erythematosus.

According to the case-controlled study just published in JAMA dermatology, taking the antihistamine, fexofenadine hydrochloride increased the risk of developing subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLA) five times over that of people not taking and the medication. And the likelihood of developing systemic lupus erythematosus was increased more than 2.5 times.

The other drugs newly implicated in increasing the risk of ...

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