Any Drug That Exacerbates Myasthenia Gravis?

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Can you tell me some drugs that exacerbate myasthenia gravis?

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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
Is adavan considered to be one of these drugs? My brother is at rehab to recover from a myesthenic crisis, and has been having what they consider to be panic attacks-and are treating him with Adavan.
Yes. Ativan (lorazepam) is contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis or acute narrow angle glaucoma, and in those with known hypersensitivity to benzodiazepines
Is Doxycycline a drug that people with myasthenia gravis can take ?
You'd better not eat it. Doxycycline can make the patients with myasthenia gravis more serious.