February 17, 2021 / Care

New Resource! Safe & Unsafe Medications in Duchenne

Many years ago, PPMD developed a one-page resource of safe and unsafe medications in Duchenne. While many of those medications are now discussed in various related sections of our website, we recognize the need for an updated, downloadable resource that summarizes both old and new medications.

Download PPMD’s New Safe & Unsafe Medications Resource

PPMD’s new Safe & Unsafe Medications Resource (download) lists medications that are frequently used in the management of Duchenne, as well as both over-the-counter and prescription medications used for other conditions not specific to Duchenne that you may encounter. Included in this resource are cautions that should be observed that are specific to patients living with Duchenne.

Medications listed include:

  • Anesthesia/Pain Medications
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Medications (ADD, Depression, Anxiety)
  • Other Commonly Prescribed Medications (Anticonvulsants, Antivirals)
  • Over the Counter Medications (Fever Reducers, Cough Medication)

We encourage you to use this resource both as a reference, but also a means to track you/your child’s medications.

Download PPMD’s New Safe & Unsafe Medications Resource >

* Update February 19, 2021: After further review and discussion among Duchenne experts, it was decided epinephrine should be removed the unsafe medications list. Although epinephrine should generally be avoided, in a life-threatening emergency, such as anaphylaxis or serious cardiac issues, the benefit far outweighs the potential risk.

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