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Autoimmune Disease Drug Medication
Potentially yes: Drugs that we use for autoimmune disease do have potentially liver toxicities. Drugs such as methotrexate, imuran. And Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) which are drugs which we use for autoimmune disease do have potential liver problems particularly the elevation of liver function tests. If labs are followed correctly, the potential for chronic liver disease are rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
Not even close: There are no low cost biosimilar drugs that have any value. All biologics are still under patent protection so no generics are available. ...Read more
Do you think there will be new, effective and cheap drugs within 5 years to treat autoimmune diseases?
NO- Not cheap 4 sure: I don't know if there will be new & effective drugs to treat autoimmune disease within 5 years but if there are I am certain they will NOT be cheap- hardly any new drugs are cheap; they cost a lot to develop & drug companies charge a lot of money for new drugs. But I don't think drugs are the best approach. See The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum for a better approach & my comment. ...Read more
Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants. ...Read more
Is it common for a teen with mctd or any autoimmune disease to turn to using illegal drugs? If so why?
I have a family history of cancer, if I take drugs to lower autoimmune disease, how risky is this to get cancer?
Why can someone with a dysfunctional liver (due to autoimmune disease) not take cholesterol-lowering drugs?
Filter: The filtering units of the liver are compromised, cholesterol meds are metabolized by liver. Risk increases of having muscle damage as side effect. ...Read more
I have autoimmune diseases and asymptomatic myeloma. If i took immunosuppressive drugs will it reduce my paraproteins?
Which immunosupressi: Steroids is still very important part of therapy in multiple myeloma. We usually combine an active treatment with steroid to increase killing effect to the myeloma cells. We don't usually start treatment on asymptomatic myeloma however. But, the answer is yes, if you are taking the steroid for autoimmune disease, it may reduce paraprotein somewhat- it won't make it disapear completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I suppress my immune system given my autoimmune disease? Should i request immunosuppressant medications? Are there any other options?
I have 5 autoimmune diseases. Can that be a reason for a bruise on my face healing so slowly, or medications. It has been yellow for a long time.
Not enough indo: What are the 5 diseases and what are the clinical manifestations of each that you experience? There is no way to give an answer because you provided no specifics. ...Read more
Not caught: People with a predisposition to an autoimmune disease might develop one following an acute infectious process, however, they are not thought to be directly caught as in the case of a virus. Autoimmune disease is due to an underlying defect in immune regulation that varies by condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than 1%: About 3% of americans, for example, have an autoimmune disease. Common ones include thyroid problems, type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and vitiligo. Most affect 1% of people or less. Autoimmune diseases are 3x more common in women and in people with a family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated: The immune system is that part of the body defenses that fight off outside disease like infections. Auto immune disease denotes a situation where the body "turns against itself" by making antibodies against part or parts of your own body? The ultimate autoimmune disease is lupus but many others exist affecting the thyroid or many other organ systems. ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
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