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Drug-induced proximal myopathy

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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Drug-induced subacute proximal myopathy may be caused by:

  • diamorphine
  • alcohol
  • clofibrate
  • chloroquine
  • quinine
  • lithium
  • emetine
  • corticosteroids
  • any drug causing hypokalaemia, e.g. diuretics

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