Certain medications can cause temporary symptoms and signs
lupus. The symptoms go away when you stop taking the
medication, generally within a few weeks. Symptoms are usually milder than in
typical lupus, and the kidneys and central nervous system are rarely
Some children taking medications to prevent seizures
develop a condition similar to drug-induced lupus seen in adults.
Symptoms go away when the child stops taking the medication.
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While these medications may induce symptoms of lupus in some
individuals, the symptoms are not permanent and will eventually disappear when
you stop taking the medication. Even if you have lupus, your health
professional may prescribe these medications to treat other conditions. There is no evidence that drugs that cause drug-induced lupus cause lupus flares.
If you suspect that a medication is triggering
lupus symptom flares, consult with your health professional about changing your