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Muscle -Tendon Pain and medications

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Jilly, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Jilly

    Jilly Well known member

    This topic came up briefly in Wiki chat yesterday, muscle & tendon pain and medications you might be taking causing the discomfort.

    Certain drugs, including:
    • ACE inhibitors for lowering blood pressure
    • Cocaine
    • Statins for lowering cholesterol
    • SSRI's
    • MAOI's
    • Corticosteroids
    • Quinolone Antibiotics
    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), or corticosteroid medications. Specifically with quinolone antibiotics, such as Ciproflaxin and Levaquin, these two medications have been known to cause acute tendinitis, which is a primary cause of the muscular discomfort often reported. Musculoskelatal pain that occurs with SSRIs or MAOIs is usually caused when a patient switches from either one of these two classes of antidepressant medications. The resulting condition is referred to as SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome. Another cause of joint or muscle pain can occur when an SSRI or MAOI is used concurrently. This is never advised.
    Corticosteroid medications, which are normally used to treat conditions such as asthma and arthritis, are specifically designed to reduce inflammation. Chemically speaking, they are similar in nature to natural steroids and can produce the same result. One chief side effect of corticosteroid usage is occasional bone thinning, which explains the occurrence of musculoskeletal pain.

    Read more: Muscle & Joint Pain Caused by Medication | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5682659_muscle-joint-pain-caused-medication.html#ixzz2HtkYUvGF

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