10 Frequently Asked Lupus Questions


5. What are the treatment options for lupus?

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There are many categories of drugs physicians use to treat lupus. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved only a few specifically for lupus. They include:

  • Corticosteroids, including prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone, and hydrocortisone
  • Antimalarials, such as hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and chloroquine
  • The monoclonal antibody belimumab (Benlysta)
  • Acthar (repository corticotropin injection), which contains a  naturally ocurring hormone called ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone)
  • Aspirin

Here’s a list of 5 lupus treatment options you should know about.

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