Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can happen to anyone. The range of symptoms is wide which makes it a difficult disease to diagnose. The average time it takes to reach an accurate diagnosis is seven years. Symptoms may vary from patient to patient, which means that the treatment approach has to be discussed with an expert and a team of clinicians who will tailor the best treatment option for the specific condition. Do you know what the symptoms of lupus are? Read our article “13 Lupus Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of”. Currently, doctors use a wide variety of drugs and medicines to treat lupus which can be prescribed depending on the severity and advancement of the disease. These medicines can range from mild to extremely strong. There are several different categories of drugs that doctors recommend for the treatment of lupus, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved a few specifically for the disease. Here's a list we've put together of five lupus treatment you should know about (source: Lupus Foundation of America website): Read more about systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Lupus News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.