A new Lupus med!

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   Posted 3/13/2011 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I just saw on the news that the FDA has approved a new medication for Lupus that may help as many as 35% of lupus sufferers. It's the first new med (according to the news article) for treating Lupus in 56 years! Hope it helps some of you.

(I know I don't belong here but it was so neat to see something positive in the news about Lupus that I had to share!) tongue
~ Jeannie
Moderator for Fibromyalgia and Diabetes

Into each life a little rain must fall... followed by large hail and damaging winds!

Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 3/13/2011 6:59:14 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/14/2011 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
the new med is benlysta eyes

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   Posted 3/14/2011 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   

This is the site for patient information on it. All I can say is WoW!

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Date Joined Nov 2010
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   Posted 3/22/2011 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah my doctor just called and said on monday they are going to do some more research and then I should be hopefully start on this new med.. my disease just wont calm down...  does anyone know about it or have used it yet?
Lupus, RA,Sjorgrens,antiphospholipid syndrome,Endocarditis & Pericarditis,Migranes

Imuran,Coumadin,Topamax,colchincine,Tramadol when needed, Prednisone

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   Posted 3/24/2011 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Humira (adalimumab) for a couple years now, it's in the same family as the new med. It helped me a lot at first and then seemed to lose its effect and now I can't see any difference.

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