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Side Effects Of Lupus
My doctor put me on minocin for my acne but i'm nervous of side effects and drug induced lupus. Are these very rare? I've been on this drug years ago.
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
Are there any permanant side effects for aldara cream (hpv). Lupus etc is writing in many forums on the net.
Minimal: This complication has not been reported in any of the controlled studies of aldara. Drug induced lupus may occur with as many as 60 some odd compounds used, but almost always responds to withdrawal of the medication. This is a very safe therapy in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aside from Plaquenil, which drug used to treat lupus has the least side effects? Likely going to have to add another to my cocktail.
Depends: Every lupus patient is different. Choice of meds depends on the severity of your illness. Work with your rheumatologist to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your case. That's his job. ...Read more
Variable!: Long acting steroids taken orally will have the greatest cumulative side effects. So, Prednisone would be better than dexamethasone, if given orally. But my approach is to give steroids by giving then IV in large doses, 3x/wk. Response is quite good in a number of studies. This allows me the latitude to use the lowest daily dose after pulsing." but ho-q is the best background maintenance drug. ...Read more
Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?
Corticosteroids!: Prednisone and related drugs increase Insulin resistance, depress growth hormone secretion, thin the skin, cause personality changes, etc. These are proportional to dose. These are quite common. I believe in low doses for most people who may benefit from them. Of all the drugs i use, corticosteroids are the most universal in side effects. ...Read more
I've been prescribed cyclosporine for lupus. I also take Plaquenil 400mg/day. Can the side effects of the latter be increased because of the former?
Are there any potential side effects to the acth simulation? I also have had thyroid cancer. Currently, I have lupus.
How effective is imuran for lupus or sjogrens? Methotrexate worked great for me but can't tolerate GI side effects even with injection.
What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?
It is always: important to make sure you truly have the cutaneous type and not the systemic type. Simple blood tests may help. Also having a good Rheumatologist to help with the definitive diagnosis would be important. ...Read more
Given minocycline for acne. Read side effects & wondered how can it cause Thyroid cancer & Lupus. Asked Dr. & he had no idea. Rare side effects?
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