6 Treatment Options for Lupus Patients

Each lupus patient experiences his or her own unique combination of symptoms, which means each treatment regimen must be unique and adapted to each patient. Even though there’s not one simple treatment option to follow, there are four main drug classes that are currently used to treat lupus:



Over-the-counter NSAIDs are used to alleviate pain and swelling. There are also prescription-strength NSAIDs available when these are not effective. Up to 80 percent of lupus patients take an NSAID for symptoms.

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