I take Cipro (antibiotic) before every dental cleaning or procedure. I have to take it because I have mitral valve prolapse. So any heart issues require an antibiotic. There might be other health issues with lupus that require it too, but your rheumy and dentist will make sure you've got what you need. You've brought up a really good question. Hope this helps!
Oh, for your second question. Anyone with lupus is supposed to avoid Sulpha based drugs. We tend to be more prone to having an allergy to this class of drug.
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34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus