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What medicine is used to treat lupus ?
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lupus
There is no 'best' medicine that can be recommended without knowing the status of your lupus.
This is one of those questions that is impossible to answer effectively with no information. Rheumatologists evaluate patients with lupus and based upon what symptoms they are having and the disease status, they make recommendations about treatment plans..

In brief: Lupus
There is no 'best' medicine that can be recommended without knowing the status of your lupus.
This is one of those questions that is impossible to answer effectively with no information. Rheumatologists evaluate patients with lupus and based upon what symptoms they are having and the disease status, they make recommendations about treatment plans..
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Meds, prevention
All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic.
It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful.

In brief: Meds, prevention
All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic.
It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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