Understanding lupus

Does drug-induced lupus resolve when the drug is stopped?

Dr. Robert L. Rubin is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque.

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Once the suspected medication is stopped, symptoms of drug-induced lupus should begin to decline within days. Usually symptoms disappear within one or two weeks.

Medically reviewed on July 21, 2013