Drugs that may exacerbate myasthenia gravis

Stephen L. Adams*, James Mathews, Leslie C. Grammer

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Myasthenia gravis is an uncommon disease. The emergency physician should be cautious when prescribing medications to myasthenics for problems not related to myasthenia gravis. We have discussed some of those agents (Figure 3) that are recognized to cause exacerbation of MG or that may have the potential to exacerbate MG. We recommend that management of any medical or surgical problem of the myasthenic be done in consultation with a managing neurologist, and that either early follow-up or admission is necessary when these agents are used in the patient with myasthenia gravis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-538
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1984


  • drugs, in the treatment of myasthenics
  • myasthenia gravis, drug reactions in

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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