Which drugs cause aseptic meningitis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Drugs that can cause aseptic meningitis include the following:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Antimicrobials (e.g., trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin, isoniazid)

  • Muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone OKT3)

  • Azathioprine

  • Intravenous immunoglobulin

  • Intrathecal methotrexate

  • Intrathecal cystine arabinoside

  • Vaccines

  • Allopurinol


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