Advertisement

What are some aggressive treatments for lupus?

When you suffer from severe forms of lupus, your doctor may recommend aggressive treatment. Aggressive treatments for lupus include high doses of corticosteroids, despite its harmful side effects. Your doctor might also recommend drugs that suppress the immune system so that your body stops producing the antibodies that attack good tissue. This treatment also has the potential to be dangerous, as it makes you susceptible to many illnesses.

There are also potential lupus treatments that are still in the clinical trial phase, including belimumab, stem cell transplants, DHEA, and rituximab.

Continue Learning about Lupus Treatment

How is lupus treated?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
Lupus is treated with drugs that block your body's immune system. Some of these are prednisone, azat...
More Answers
What are the treatment options for lupus fog?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Unfortunately, there's no absolute cure for lupus fog. It is a side effect of having lupus or lupus ...
More Answers
How do I manage my lupus on a daily basis?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
If you have lupus, you should learn more about the disease and the factors that cause it to flare up...
More Answers
What are the treatment options for lupus?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Just as the symptoms and severity of lupus varies from person to person, so do the treatment options...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.