Definition of Myopathy: Myopathy is a general term referring to any disease of muscles. Myopathies can be acquired or inherited, and can occur at birth or later in life. The muscular dystrophies are examples of Myopathies. General symptoms of Myopathy include weakness of limbs, usually proximal (located close to the center of the body). Some individuals report that their Myopathy emerges during exercise. In some cases, the Symptoms diminish as exercise increases. Depending upon the type of Myopathy, one muscle group may be more affected than another. In some instances, individuals have myopathy but report no symptoms. In the inherited Myopathies, some family members may be unaffected, while other family members may have a range of symptoms. Myopathy can result from endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, infection or inflammation of the muscle, certain Drugs, and mutations in genes.
Drugs (by generic name) associated with Myopathy
The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Myopathy. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.
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|azathioprine systemic (Pro, More...)|
class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants
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