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How can antimalarial drugs help with lupus?

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Some medications for malaria are used to treat skin rashes, mouth sores, and joint pain. They may also lower your chance of blood clots. Antimalarial drugs protect against skin damage from ultraviolet rays in sunlight and may protect your body against organ damage linked to lupus.

From: Understanding Lupus -- Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 07, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 09/07/2019

SOURCES:

Family Doctor: "Lupus."

Lupus Foundation of America: "What is the prognosis for a person with lupus?" "What medications are used to treat lupus?" "What do I need to know about Benlysta?"

UpToDate: "Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (Beyond the Basics)" and "Overview of the therapy and prognosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Family Doctor: "Lupus."

Lupus Foundation of America: "What is the prognosis for a person with lupus?" "What medications are used to treat lupus?" "What do I need to know about Benlysta?"

UpToDate: "Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (Beyond the Basics)" and "Overview of the therapy and prognosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 07, 2019

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