Lupus not only affects different people in different ways, but may also affect the same individual in different ways during different periods of her/his life. As a result, there is no one specified course of treatment; rather, lupus treatment is highly individualized. The following articles provide a snapshot of medications used to treat the inflammation of lupus and its various signs, symptoms, and comorbidities (co-occuring conditions).
- Lupus Medications Since lupus manifests in different ways in different people, treatment regimens differ from patient to patient. In addition, one patient may experience several different treatment regimens during her/his lifetime. Thus, although the treatment course may vary between individuals and even for one individual during her/his lifetime, the medications described here represent the drugs most commonly used to treat the inflammation and symptoms of lupus in the particular order in which they are usually used.
- Common Medications for Other Conditions Although these drugs do not specifically address the cause of lupus, they are used to treat other conditions that commonly occur in people with lupus and may be compounded or indirectly caused by the underlying systemic condition.