What causes rashes and itching all over body while taking Lanoxin, Cardivas and Dytor?
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Hi I am 65 yr old female having rashes all over my body with severe etching (slight swelling of face, gradually reducing) since 5 days.I have already tried cetrizine but no avail, still etching severly with niddle prick sensation & burning sensation. I m thinking of trying hydroxyzine hydrochloride 10mg. I HAVE medical history of Dilated cardiomyopathy (lvef30%), HTN, CKD.And taking medication as below Lanoxin 0.25 (1/2 tab alternate day) Cardivas 3.125 (2tab bd) Dytor (20 morning 10 at 4 pm) Telmisartan 40 (1 tab od) Arginitric500 (1 tab tid) Nucarnit f (1 tab bid) Razo (1 tab bid before food) Zyloric 100 (1 tab od) Cypon (10 ml bid before food) My recent report on Urea 115, creatinine 1.3, Na 140, K 4.9 Please suggest me to releive my itching. Thank you
Posted Mon, 17 Feb 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul 13 minutes later
Brief Answer: Generalized itching Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the stand. Now since you are having itching all over the body since five days, I would like to know if there are any associated skin rashes also? Is there development of any itchy raised red lesions on itching the skin. If there are any skin lesions present, please click some close up pictures of the same and upload them here on this page. I would like to know if any new medicine was introduced since the last seven to ten days. Since when are you taking tablet zyloric? Any intake of outside food in the last ten days? Are you taking any antibiotics or pain killers? Are you using hair dye? I am sure I will be able to help you more once you provide of the above details. Dr Geetika Paul
Follow-up: What causes rashes and itching all over body while taking Lanoxin, Cardivas and Dytor? 3 hours later
Thanx for the response.Actually on XXXXXXX 14 we had a review checkup at apollo bhubaneswar by cardioogist & nephrologist.there only Nucarnit f was introduced and dose adjustment was done to counter low sodium 122 & hyperuricemia 130. They have changed Lanoxin 1/2 tab alt day to 1/2 tab alt day Dytor 20 bd to dytor 20 od Allopurinol(zyloric ) 100 tid to 100 od And other medication as prescribed early.last 10 days no other medication h.as been used except cetrizine (last 5 day) & extra dytor 10 at 4 pm. She has not been using any hair XXXXXXX but aurvedic shampoo. now she is complaining severe itching and dryness of tongue ,.l hv attach here some pics of d lesion wth recent test reports and prescription and dischage certificate of apollo for your kind information and necessary suggestions.
Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul 42 minutes later
Brief Answer: Generalized itching Detailed Answer: Hi again I have seen the attached pictures and the reports. The itching seems to be part of an allergic reaction to a drug. The swelling over face and dryness of tongue are all part of the same drug reaction. Now the only new drug that was introduced in the last few days is Nucarnit f . I have thoroughly checked the literature. This drug is known to cause both itching and rashes in some patients. Though the chances of such side effects are very less and but it can occur with any patient and this seems to be the case with you. I would advise you to see your prescribing doctor soon again and discuss with him the chances of the same and if the drug can be changed with some other similar agent. For the time being, You can take hydroxyzine tablets in a dose of 10 mg in morning and 25 mg at night. You can also use coconut oil over the body locally for relieve of itching. Also , since nothing can replace a examination by a dermatologist, so you can take my points and see a local dermatologist also with the above possibilities. Hope it helps Dr Geetika Paul
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