What are the pharmacologic causes of dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Answer

Various medications, including the following, can produce dysphagia by causing a decrease in cognition or giving rise to drug-induced myopathies:

  • CNS depressants

  • Antipsychotics

  • Corticosteroids

  • Lipid-lowering agents

  • Colchicine

  • Aminoglycosides

  • Anticholinergic drugs


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