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What anticonvulsants are known to cause rashes?

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  • Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol)
  • Ethosuximide (Zoronitin)
  • Chlorpromazine (?Largactil, Thorazine, and others)
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Lomotrigene (Lamictal)
  • Zonisamide (Zonegran)

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Medications and Drug Allergic Reactions: Tips to Remember."

American Cancer Society: "Echinacea."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Drug Rashes."

Daftary, A. , June 2008. Journal of Nuclear and Medical Studies

Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania: "Anti-Seizure Medication and Their Side Effects."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "ACE Inhibitors."

KidsHealth: "Codeine."

Medscape Reference: "Drug Eruptions."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Introduction: Mental Health Medications."

Niggermann, B. , August 2003. Allergy

North American Spine Society.

The Merck Manual: "Sulfonamides."

Toxicology Data Network: "Amobarbital."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Allergy to penicillin and related antibiotics (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 21, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Medications and Drug Allergic Reactions: Tips to Remember."

American Cancer Society: "Echinacea."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Drug Rashes."

Daftary, A. , June 2008. Journal of Nuclear and Medical Studies

Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania: "Anti-Seizure Medication and Their Side Effects."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "ACE Inhibitors."

KidsHealth: "Codeine."

Medscape Reference: "Drug Eruptions."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Introduction: Mental Health Medications."

Niggermann, B. , August 2003. Allergy

North American Spine Society.

The Merck Manual: "Sulfonamides."

Toxicology Data Network: "Amobarbital."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Allergy to penicillin and related antibiotics (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 21, 2017

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