Taking amiloride for hypertension and serc for Meniere's disease. Is itching due to adverse reaction?
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Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 1 hour later
Brief Answer: It is unlikely to be adverse drug reaction. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to health care magic It seems from the history that you are using amiloride, propranolol,serc for treatment of hypertension and Meiniers disease. Among three drugs itching can be seen because of use of propranolol and this can be associated with numbness also. Amiloride and Serc are also associated with itching particularly with skin rashes in acute hypersensitivity reaction to the drug. Most of the drugs can cause itching and skin rashes when they lead to hypersensitivity reaction. Since itching is a non specific symptom seen in variety of causes it cannot be said that itching is be cause of adverse effect of a drug. Since you are elderly aged lady the common causes of itching in this age like allergic dermatitis, eczema have to be ruled out first. Hence you need to consult dermatologist for examination and treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Thank you madam.
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