Treatments for Lupus

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for lupus. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Naproxen

Overview
Naproxen is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is sold under the brand names Aleve and Naprosyn. Stronger doses of Naproxen are available by prescription. N... read more

Neurontin (Gabapentin)

Overview
Neurontin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postherpetic neuralgia and some types of seizures. Neurontin is sometimes prescribed to treat neuropathic p... read more

Norpramin (Desipramine)

Overview
Many people with lupus experience depression because of disease activity, medication side effects, or the stress of living with a chronic illness. Norpramin is a prescription medication approved by th... read more

Pamelor (Nortriptyline)

Overview
Many people with lupus experience depression because of disease activity, medication side effects, or the stress of living with a chronic illness. Pamelor is a prescription medication approved by the ... read more

Paxil (Paroxetine)

Overview
Many people with lupus experience depression because of disease activity, medication side effects, or the stress of living with a chronic illness. Paxil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and... read more

Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

Overview
Plaquenil is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation associated with lupus in people whose symptoms have not responded to drugs with lower ri... read more

Prednisone

Overview
Prednisone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the 1950s to treat inflammation associated with lupus. Prednisone may be prescribed at a low dose for main... read more

Prozac (Fluoxetine)

Overview
Many people with lupus experience depression because of disease activity, medication side effects, or the stress of living with a chronic illness. Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the Food an... read more

Relafen (Nabumetone)

Overview
Relafen was a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. The manufacturer discontinued Relafen when generic ver... read more

Rheumatrex (Methotrexate)

Overview
Rheumatrex, also known by its drug name Methotrexate, is a prescription medication originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for fighting cancer. Rheumatrex was approved in 1971 fo... read more

Rituxan (Rituximab)

Overview
Rituxan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in conjunction with Methotrexate. Rituxan may be prescribe... read more

Supplements

Overview
Like everyone else, people with lupus feel their best when they receive nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in proper proportions. Due to disease activity and the side effects of medications, thos... read more

Topamax (Topiramate)

Overview
Topamax is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy and prevent migraines. Topamax may be prescribed to control seizures associated with lupus. Topamax ... read more

Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

Tylenol, also known by its drug name, Acetaminophen, is an over-the-counter medication used to relieve pain and fever.

Tylenol should be used with caution by people who have a history of liver problems or alcohol ... read more

Ultram (Tramadol)

Overview
Ultram is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. Ultram is sometimes prescribed to treat pain associated with lu... read more

Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

Overview
Many people with lupus experience depression because of disease activity, medication side effects, or the stress of living with a chronic illness. Wellbutrin is a prescription drug approved by the Foo... read more

Zoloft (Sertraline)

Overview
Many people with lupus experience depression because of disease activity, medication side effects, or the stress of living with a chronic illness. Zoloft is a prescription drug approved by the Food an... read more

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