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can blood pressure medicine cause joint pain

There are a number of drugs which have been linked to arthritis. This is why doctors unfamiliar with your case will need to know exactly what you’re taking.

There are a number of drugs which have been linked to arthritis. This is why doctors unfamiliar with your case will need to know exactly what you’re taking.

Some blood pressure-lowering drugs (doxazosin is one of them) can induce the body to produce antibodies against its own tissues, and these are called ‘anti-nuclear’ antibodies. These antibodies are associated with lupus.

Therefore, some susceptible people can develop lupus. Other drugs which can induce lupus are tetracycline antibiotics, particularly minocycline, sometimes given for acne. I see about two cases of this per year. Usually, stopping the drug relieves the problem