Because lupus affects
different organs in different people, its treatment depends on the symptoms
and severity of the disease in the patient. Here are the names of some drugs
used to treat lupus: corticosteroids (like prednisone), antimalarials
(like hydroxychloroquine), immune modulating medications (like
mycophenolate mofetil or methotrexate), and cytotoxic medicines
(like cyclophosphamide). The goal of lupus research today is to find better
medicines and treatments for this disease.
It is important however that the condition is treated by a
trained physician. For more information, please see “
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This page was last modified 3/17/03
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