6 Treatment Options for Lupus Patients



Hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to combat malaria, is also used to treat lupus. Antimalarial drugs may reduce the risk of serious infection in patients with lupus. They may also prevent overactive immune cells from reproducing. Further, antimalarial agents interfere with inflammatory signaling of immune cells, which reduces the autoimmune response: fewer autoantibodies are produced, and organ damage is slowed.

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