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Is there a substitute for prednisone to treat lupus?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are multiple ways to treat lupus and there are steroid sparing drugs that can be used to decrease the dose of steroid.
You should see rheumatologist to help you sort this out.

In brief: Yes

There are multiple ways to treat lupus and there are steroid sparing drugs that can be used to decrease the dose of steroid.
You should see rheumatologist to help you sort this out.
Dr. Michael Rupp
Dr. Michael Rupp
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rx for lupus

There are a few different treatments for lupus.
If prednisone is not an option, you may have heard of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)? It has some important side effects, but it may be worth a try. See this for information http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/how-is-lupus-treated

In brief: Rx for lupus

There are a few different treatments for lupus.
If prednisone is not an option, you may have heard of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)? It has some important side effects, but it may be worth a try. See this for information http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/how-is-lupus-treated
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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