How Is Lupus Treated?
Lupus treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing flares with medications primarily, but it depends on what causes lupus. If complications arise, then other forms of treatment be necessary.
Drugs that are commonly used to treat lupus include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, antimalarial drugs like hydroxychloroquine, and corticosteroids like prednisone. Doctors may also prescribe analgesics (opioids), rituximab, and other drugs.