Treatment for Lupus
Lupus is incurable. Treatment of Lupus involves controlling the symptoms of the disease. Since the symptoms for Lupus vary, the treatments for the symptoms have to be tailored individually.
Patient having mild symptoms are treated with Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids. Antimalarial drugs have also proven effective against Lupus symptoms.
Severe symptoms are treated with High Dose Corticosteroids and Immunosuppressive drugs.
Lupus patients are also advised to improve their lifestyle by, eating healthy, exercising regularly, abstaining from smoking and reducing stress.
- Naproxen sodium (Aleve)
- Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
• Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
• Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
• Azathioprine (Imuran)