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Lupus: Drugs and Medicines Used to Treat Lupus

Here you'll find information pertaining to various drugs and medicines used to fight lupus and battle symptoms.

What is Prednisone? All About the Steriod
Prednisone is one of the more effective medicinal treatments for people who suffer from lupus. Learn more about the drug, what it does, its side effects and how it is used.

Prasterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Prasterone is a synthetic version of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an endogenous hormone, which means it is a hormone produced by the human body. Evidence supports the claim that DHEA helps those with systemic lupus erythematosus since studies have shown that hormonal influence may play a role in the development and progression of SLE.

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) Overview
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is an anti-malarial drug that can be used to help lupus patients, primarily those with discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Doctors may prescribe it alone or in conjunction with other medications.

What is Imuran (Azathioprine)?
Learn more about azathioprine, an immunosuppressant used to combat systemic lupus erythematosus, that goes by the brand names Azasan and Imuran.

About Cytoxan
Learn more about Cytoxan, a drug used to combat the effects of lupus and systemic lupus erythamatosus.

Trexall (methotrextate)
Learn more about Trexall, an antimetabolite and immunosuppressant drug used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus, as well as other conditions.

Corticosteriods
Unlike many other diseases, there is no cure for systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called lupus. But doctors can offer those that suffer with lupus a number of treatment options. One option is the use of medicine, including corticosteroids. Here, we’ll discuss the drug and give some examples of brand names lupus patients might encounter.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Unlike many other diseases, there is no cure for systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called lupus. But doctors can offer those who suffer with lupus a number of treatment options. One option is the use of medicine, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Immunosuppressants
Unlike many other diseases, there is no cure for systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called lupus. But doctors can offer those that suffer with lupus a number of treatment options. One option is the use of medicine, including immunosuppressants. Here, we’ll discuss the drug and give some examples of brand names lupus patients might encounter.

Lupus Medications – CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil)
Learn more about CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil), an immunosuppressant often used in patients with lupus nephritis (in which the disease attacks the kidneys).

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