A belimumab injection (Benlysta) is prescribed with other medications as treatment to patients of systemic lupus erythematosus. This type of medication is known as a monoclonal antibody ... Continue Reading →
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Medication for SLE Lupus Symptoms

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) symptoms are common in almost all lupus patients. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and because of that, also a chronic inflammatory disease that can ... Continue Reading →

New Trial Testing Benlysta as Injectable

The Lupus Research Institute is pleased to alert people with lupus of a new Phase III trial testing the efficacy, safety and tolerability of the recently approved Benlysta(r) ... Continue Reading →

Benlysta Continues to Gain Increased Market Share among U.S. Rheumatologists Six-Months Post-Launch

More rheumatologists are prescribing Benlysta for lupus The LaunchTrends(R): Benlysta Wave 3 report, which measures product uptake and commercial effectiveness at six months post ... Continue Reading →

Old Drug May Learn New Tricks

An existing drug, Acthar, is being explored by Questcor for its potential use for treating lupus. The company is talking to top lupus experts about its potential benefits based on success ... Continue Reading →

How Do You Get Lupus Treatment?

The treatment of lupus can be complex, and should always involve specialists for each affected body system. Doctors use a combination of approaches to try to reduce the symptoms of ... Continue Reading →

What is Drug-Induced Lupus?

Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder that is brought on by a reaction to medication. Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is similar to systemic lupus erythematosus ... Continue Reading →

How Do You Get Lupus from Medications?

You can’t get lupus from medications, but taking a new medication or stopping a a lupus medication can cause you to have lupus flares. A lupus flare is when you are experiencing ... Continue Reading →

Anthera Pharmaceuticals Completes Interim B-Cell Analysis of PEARL-SC Study

Positive preliminary results for new lupus drug currently enrolling in Phase 3 clinical trial Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat ... Continue Reading →

New Lupus Drug Benlysta Approved

The FDA has approved Benlysta, the first new lupus drug since 1955. Benlysta reduces lupus activity; it’s hoped the drug will help patients reduce their need for steroids. Continue Reading →