#TriviaTuesday - True or False: One commone treatment for lupus includes corticosteroids.

Lupus Research AllianceLupus Research Alliance Administrator admin
edited January 8 in Health and Wellbeing
True. Corticosteroids are a family of drugs related to cortisol, a natural anti-inflammatory hormone. Rapidly suppressing inflammation, corticosteroids are potent drugs with side effects, so doctors will seek the lowest dose to achieve the desired benefit, or use them in combination with less potent drugs.

Today, doctors have more choices to help patients manage lupus effectively, because the range and effectiveness of treatments have increased in recent decades. Current treatments and medications include:
NSAIDs
Antimalarials
Corticosteroids
Immunosuppressives
BLyS-specific inhibitors

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Comments

  • SidraSidra Member New Member
    Do we have to take corticosteroids forever ? Or after some time dosage will be finished ? 
  • Abby410Abby410 Member New Member
    @Sidra I'm on Prednisone now, but I'm not always on it. My doctor puts me on it during really bad flares. However, I'm on Plaquenil daily. 
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