Lupus

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The Lupus Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the Lupus Foundation of America. It is intended to provide educational information and healthcare savings resources for those living with this diagnosis.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. Autoimmune means the immune system cannot tell the difference between foreign invaders (viruses, bacteria and germs) and the body's healthy tissues. It creates autoantibodies (auto means "self") that attack and destroy the body's healthy tissue, causing inflammation, pain, and damage. Lupus is a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). It can range from mild to life-threatening and strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus too. With good medical care, many people with lupus can lead a full life. The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. However, the actual number may be higher; there have been no large-scale studies to show the actual number of people in the United States living with lupus.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.

This page is for educational purposes only and should not replace medical care. Please consult your healthcare provider.



Medications used in the treatment of Lupus

Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug:


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This page was last updated on 6/19/2020