Medications that can cause night sweats

Night sweats are a common side effect of many medications, such as:

  1. Depression medications (antidepressants)
  2. Drugs used to regulate your hormones (hormone therapy)
  3. Drugs that lower the level of sugar in your blood (hypoglycemic agents)

Medical conditions that can cause night sweats

Diseases and conditions that can cause night sweats include:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Autonomic neuropathy (damage to your autonomic nerves)
  3. Brucellosis (a bacterial infection)
  4. Carcinoid syndrome (a syndrome resulting from a certain type of cancerous tumor)
  5. Endocarditis (an infection of your heart lining)
  6. HIV/AIDS
  7. Hodgkin's lymphoma (Hodgkin's disease)
  8. Hyperthyroidism (a thyroid disorder)
  9. Leukemia
  10. Menopause
  11. Myelofibrosis (a bone marrow disorder)
  12. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  13. Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  14. Pheochromocytoma (a rare adrenal gland tumor)
  15. Pyogenic abscess (a pus-filled cavity caused by an infection)
  16. Sleep disorders (such as obstructive sleep apnea)
  17. Stroke
  18. Syringomyelia (a fluid-filled cyst in the spinal cord)
  19. Tuberculosis

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Apr. 12, 2014