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Lupus Treatment

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Treatments for Lupus

Treatment options for lupus have improved dramatically in recent decades. While there’s still no cure for lupus, you can manage your symptoms with a strong health care team and the right medications. Learn about the latest treatments ›

What Types of Medications Treat Lupus?

If only there were a single pill that could make all your lupus symptoms vanish. Science isn’t there yet, but many treatments available today can help you reclaim your health and live your life more fully.

Treatment for lupus is highly personalized. The treatment plan that your doctor recommends will address your specific symptoms. For example, if you have a type of lupus that affects the skin, your doctor may prescribe a medication to treat rashes or lesions.

Still, for every person the treatment goals remain the same.

Learn more about medications that treat lupus

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Lupus Treatments on the Horizon

If you have lupus, there are many reasons to feel hopeful these days. Scientists are working hard to gain a deeper understanding of the disease, and they’re researching new ways to better treat and ultimately cure it. One example is the new lupus medication Benlysta, the first drug approved to treat the disease in 56 years.

Here’s a look at a variety of drugs that could be used to treat lupus and its complications down the road.

Did You Know?

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Lupus occurs most frequently in women ages 15 - 40.