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DRUGS CAUSING SYNCOPE

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DRUGS CAUSING SYNCOPE

1. A/W prolonged QT interval + ventricular arrhytmia
- Anti-arrhythmics = flecanide, amiodarone, procinamide, sotalol.
- Antibiotics = clarithromycin, erythromycin.
- Antipsychotics = chlorpheneramine, haloperidol.
- Gastric motility promoters = domperidone, cisapride.

2. A/W bradycardia
- Beta blockers.
- Certain calcium channel blockers = verapamil, diltiazem.
- Digoxin.

3. A/W postural hypotension
- Nitrates, alpha blockers, ACE inhibitors, diuretics.
- Anti-Parkinson's medications.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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