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What medications are used for lupus?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Numerous ones: The list is an extensive one. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) forms the basis of any therapy of lupus. CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) is commonly used to treat kidney disease. Other meds used include NSAIDs, prednisone, Imuran, Methotrexate and Benlysta.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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