What Are My Treatment Options?

Medicines that can help manage lupus, flares, and symptoms

Lupus is a chronic, or long-term, disease that can worsen over time. So it should always be treated by a doctor.

There are many medicines that can help manage lupus and lupus symptoms. Because everyone’s lupus is unique, your doctor—a rheumatologist, dermatologist, neurologist or other specialist—may create a treatment plan for you. It may include some of the more commonly-used medicines for lupus.

Whether you’re new to treatment or already taking medicines for your lupus, it’s important to understand what treatment options are available to you. Different medicines can be used to help with flares, or maintenance, or both.

Acthar is FDA approved to treat lupus flares and for use on a regular basis (maintenance). Although Acthar has not been formally studied with other medicines, your doctor may prescribe it as part of a treatment regimen.

A Fighting Chance

Acthar is one of the FDA-approved options to help fight lupus. Get the key talking points to discuss with your doctor.

Important Safety Information

Who should  NOT take Acthar?

You should not take Acthar if you have: