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What Is Used To Treat Lupus
Many: There are many therapies for lupus. First of all it depends on what ype of lupus one has and how bad it is. Some patients need no treatment. We still use medications that have been around for years which include drugs like advil, (ibuprofen) Prednisone and drugs called dmards such as Plaquenil and methotrexate. There are a host of other medications also. Talk with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High blood pressure: Lisinopril is a medication that is mainly used to treat high blood pressure (HBP) in adults and children, in whom it’s FDA-approved over 6 years of age (although it may sometimes be prescribed “off-label” to children who are younger). It is also prescribed to people who have heart failure or who have had a heart attack, even if they do not have HBP, to prevent future events. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that colcrys is used to treat pericarditis. Is plaquenil(another anti-malarial) also be used to treat pericarditis?
It can: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is not the FIRST line of immunosuppressive medication used for pericarditis. The usual trio is colchicine, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and/or prednisone.But if any of these or combination is not helpful , Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can be in your doctor's armamentarium to try. ...Read more
Usually drugs: Anti-inflammatory medications are the first line treatment - Ibuprofen and others, Colchicine and steroids may be needed. Rarely fluid may need to be drained with a pericardiocentesis. Surgery is rarely needed - a pericardial window or pericardiectomy if the heart is constricted by scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Each doctor: Each doctor may do this a little differently. See your doctor and let them dose it for you, since they know you and your exam results. ...Read more
What is used to treat Orthostatic Hypotension at its mildest condition? Is prednisone used to treat it commonly ?
Zubsolv: ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet is a schedule III prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. It is similar to Suboxone and Bunavil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) xr is a once-daily tablet approved in adults for (1) add-on treatment to an antidepressant for patients with major depressive disorder (mdd) who did not have an adequate response to antidepressant therapy; (2) acute depressive episodes in bipolar disorder; (3) acute manic or mixed episodes in bipolar disorder alone or with lithium or divalproex; (4) long-term treatment of bipolar disorder. ...Read more
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