We urgently need more and better treatments for lupus
There is only one drug approved to specifically treat lupus. Many of the other medications that are used to treat lupus were developed for other diseases or conditions, such as cancer. And these medications can have severe side effects. Much more research is needed to find the right medicines to treat the full range of lupus symptoms.
Dr. Susan Manzi explains why lupus researchers should focus on developing targeted, customized treatments for patients with different lupus symptoms.
Over the past 60 years, only one treatment, Benlysta, has been approved to specifically treat lupus
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for treating lupus. It can take months—or years—to find the right treatment plan for each person. But there are medications that can help.
Doctors and researchers have made some progress in developing lupus treatments. But they still face many challenges to identify the right treatment for each person