Early diagnosis and treatment of lupus can help to manage the symptoms and lessen the chance of permanent damage to organs or tissues. Lupus is different for every person, so medications are prescribed based on individual needs. For mild cases of lupus, medicines may include over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines. For more severe lupus, or when internal organs are affected, stronger prescription drugs are prescribed to quiet the immune system and protect organs such as the kidneys, heart, and lungs from further attack. Learn about the different drugs used to treat lupus, the side effects, and drug interactions.
Understand medications used to treat lupus
Recognize side effects and drug interactions
Know the brand names and generic names of commonly prescribed medications for lupus
Understand importance of taking medications as prescribed
Who Should Attend:
People with lupus
Family and friends of people with lupus
Health care providers and other professionals who treat people with lupus
Disclaimer: This webinar is for educational and informational purposes. The Foundation does not recommend or endorse any particular treatment or therapy. The information provided here should not be used for the purposes of diagnosing or treating a medical illness. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional care. Lupus is a very individualized illness; consult with a healthcare professional, in-person, before making any decisions about your care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider. The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation does not provide any medical services to its patients and users. For an accurate medical evaluation, participants should seek one from a qualified healthcare professional. S.L.E. Lupus Foundation employees, consultants, and agents shall not be liable for any claims or damages, and expressly disclaim all liability of any nature for any action or non-action taken as a result of the information generated by the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation programs.