Drugs to Use with Caution in Post-Polio Syndrome

  • Central nervous system depressants:
    • narcotics
    • sedatives
    • tranquilizers
    • sleeping pills
    • general anesthetics, e.g. ether
    • alcohol

  • Muscle relaxants:
    • Valium
    • Soma
    • Robaxin
    • Parafon Forte
    • Norgesic, Norflex
    • Flexeril
    • depolarizing drugs (used in surgery)
    • quinine
    • quinidine
    • procainamide

  • Beta blockers -- propranolol
  • Calcium channel blockers ---- verapamil
  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • Laxatives, Kaopectate
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs


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