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Are there any new medicines for sle?

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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

The newest one is called Benlysta (belimumab).

In brief: Yes

The newest one is called Benlysta (belimumab).
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
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Dr. Douglas Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: YES

The new medication that is specific for lupus is benlysta (belimumab).
It is given intravenously intially every two weeks for 3 shots then every 4 weeks. It is specific for lupus with a unique method of action targeting certain cells that make most of the antibodies seen in lupus. It is not useful in people with severe kidney or neurologic disease.

In brief: YES

The new medication that is specific for lupus is benlysta (belimumab).
It is given intravenously intially every two weeks for 3 shots then every 4 weeks. It is specific for lupus with a unique method of action targeting certain cells that make most of the antibodies seen in lupus. It is not useful in people with severe kidney or neurologic disease.
Dr. Douglas Mund
Dr. Douglas Mund
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