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What medications affect nails?

Drugs can also cause nails to grow more quickly or more slowly. Fluconazole, itraconazole, levodopa, oral contraceptives and retinoids may increase the rate of nail growth. Antiretroviral drugs, ciclosporin, heparin, lithium, methotrexate and retinoids may reduce nail growth.

What kind of drugs can you take to stop nail growth? Drugs that temporarily interrupt nail growth include: Sulfonamides, cloxacillin and other antibiotics Chemotherapy drugs, especially taxanes, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine

How are medications contribute to poor nail health? Some medications can interfere with nail health. For example, some antibiotics can cause lifting of the nail from the nail bed. Check with your doctor to ensure that your medications are not causing nail health problems.

What kind of drugs cause a splinter in the nail? Methotrexate, ciclosporin, and antiretroviral medications (less often). Splinter haemorrhage is a short longitudinal line within the nail due to capillary bleeding and grows out with the nail. Drugs that cause splinter haemorrhage, and subungual haemorrhage, include: Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents

What kind of drug causes your nails to turn brown? Antiretroviral drugs, ciclosporin, heparin, lithium, methotrexate and retinoids may reduce nail growth. Toxicity to the nail bed results in onycholysis (the lifting of the nail plate from the nail bed causing nails to appear white, yellow or brown — due to subungual haemorrhage ). It is often painful.

Are there any drugs that make your nails grow faster?

Are there any drugs that make your nails grow faster? Onychorrhexis (singe split that may extend proximally). Drugs can also cause nails to grow more quickly or more slowly. Fluconazole, itraconazole, levodopa, oral contraceptives and retinoids may increase the rate of nail growth.

Is there a cure for drug induced nail disease? There is no specific treatment for drug-induced nail disease. Where possible, the causative drug is stopped; however, it may be continued if the nail symptoms are tolerable, especially, if there is no suitable alternative medication. Oral biotin may reduce nail brittleness (unproven).

What kind of supplements can I take for my Nails? Luckily, “iron supplements can improve your nail strength, preventing breakage and splitting,” he says, so if you suspect your levels might be off, make an appointment with your doc or derm for a little blood test.

Are there any drugs that can treat onycholysis? Oral biotin may reduce nail brittleness (unproven). In the case of onycholysis, protect the nail bed from ultraviolet exposure by applying nail enamel. Paronychia and nail fold pyogenic granulomas are treated with topical steroids, antibiotics and cautery.