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Which drugs are used to treat lupus?

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Some people with mild features of the disease do not require treatment, while people with serious involvement (such as kidney complications) may require powerful medications. Drugs used to treat lupus include:

  • Steroids
  • Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)
  • Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide)
  • Imuran (azathioprine)
  • Rheumatrex (methotrexate)
  • Benlysta (belimumab)
  • CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil)
  • Rituxan (rituximab)

From: Lupus Overview WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 07, 2019

SOURCES:

The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 07, 2019

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