Fixed drug eruption due to methaqualone

Arch Dermatol. 1984 Aug;120(8):1073-5.


We report three cases of fixed drug eruption due to methaqualone. Eruptions from methaqualone have been rarely reported since the drug's introduction in 1963. Our discovery of these three cases during a two-year period suggests that dermatologic reactions from methaqualone may be much more common than has been appreciated. This may be related to the reluctance of the patient to admit to the use or abuse of methaqualone, and physicians' lack of recognition of the widespread abuse of this drug and its possible cutaneous complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Drug Eruptions / etiology*
  • Drug Eruptions / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methaqualone / adverse effects*
  • Substance-Related Disorders


  • Methaqualone