The approval of Benlysta—the first lupus drug in more than 50 years—ushers in a new era of treatment.
As people with lupus know all too well, mysterious symptoms that appear and disappear are hallmarks of the disease. But when you’re seeing a doctor who isn’t familiar with lupus, all of these issues can sound like a long list of complaints that just don’t make sense.
Keeping track of your medications, and taking them correctly, can feel overwhelming. Learn more about how to get the most out of your medications.
You know the importance of following your doctor’s guidelines about medication, exercise, and rest; reducing stress; and eating a healthy diet. But if you’re like many people with lupus, at one time or another you’ve come across a dietary or herbal supplement that really sounds as though it could help you. So, what do you do?
Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called “antimalarials” (AMs), which are also classified as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, or DMARDs. These drugs were initially used to prevent and to treat malaria but are no longer used for those purposes.