Immunosuppressive Medicines for Lupus
Why It Is Used
Azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, and mycophenolate mofetil are used to treat severe Reference kidney Opens New Window disease associated with lupus.
Methotrexate is used to control skin rash and joint pain caused by lupus. It may be tried to allow less corticosteroid medicine to be used.Reference 1
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology