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WHICH ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR LUPUS ANTICUALANT

By Anonymous December 31, 2011 - 6:19pm
 
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Hi Anon,

Treatments for Lupus include,

Medication

Medications for mild symptoms:

  • Aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve joint pain
  • Acetaminophen (eg, Tylenol) to relieve joint pain
  • Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to relieve joint pain, fatigue, balding, and skin rashes (Note: Regular eye exams are advised while on these medications.)
  • Topical corticosteroids for skin rashes

 

Medications for severe symptoms include:

  • Oral and intravenous corticosteroids to control and limit inflammation in kidney, brain, lung, and heart, as well as in cases of severe anemia
  • Immunosuppressive drugs to suppress the body's autoimmune system
  • Mycophenolate, azathioprine, and cyclophosphamide for kidney disease or other life- or organ-threatening conditions
  • Rituximab for refractory disease

 

Transplantation and Dialysis

You may consider transplantation and dialysis if you have end-stagekidney failure .

http://www.empowher.com/condition/lupus/treatments

Happy New Year!

Rosa

January 1, 2012 - 7:25am
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