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Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor: Introduction

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor: Use of a cholesterol-lowering drug called Mevacor may cause damage to the peripheral nervous system (neuropathy) as it can have a toxic effect on the nerves. Symptoms usually start in the outermost parts of the body such as the fingers and toes and moves towards the centre of the body. Usually more than one nerve is affected (polyneuropathy). Tolerance to the drug may vary amongst people with the elderly and other susceptible people having lower thresholds before nerve problems occur. Sensations (sensory neuropathy) are predominantly affected but sometimes movement may also be impaired (motor neuropathy). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor is available below.

Symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor

Treatments for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor

  • Reduce the dose of the drug or cease taking it altogether. Medication is sometimes needed to manage the pain caused by neuropathy in some cases
  • Treatment of polyneuropathy related to medication or environmental exposure depends upon the causative agent, the duration of exposure, and the severity of symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Treatments include:
    • Cessation of causative agent or removal from continued exposure. In some cases this may result in resolution of symptoms
    • Healthy diet - B group vitamin supplementation may have a role
    • Alcohol cessation or moderation - excessive alcohol consumption may worsen symptoms of neuropathy
  • more treatments...»

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Prognosis for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor

Prognosis for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor: Cessation of the drug usually leads to a full recovery.

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  1. Toxic polyneuropathy -- Mevacor: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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