Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lupus Medication Induced Treatment

In most cases, drug induced lupus usually clears within several weeks of stopping the drug. No other treatments are generally necessary.

Treatment for drug induced lupus includes:

Lupus Medication Induced Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of drug induced lupus.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Lupus Medication Induced Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat drug induced lupus:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lupus Medication Induced References
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