Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest Non Steroidal Medication For Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Hi, my cousin is suffering from SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus). She was diagnosed 2 yrs back. Her recent ANA screen test level was 33 U/mL and Anti ds DNA level 17.7 U/mL. Her doctor currently prescribed Defcort and some other steroids. Are there any non-steroidal drugs that she could take for this? Her condition is getting worse with joint pains and butterfly rashes manifesting, so any help is really appreciated. thanks in advance.                                                                  
Wed, 1 Oct 2014
Report Abuse
Rheumatologist 's  Response
hi, you need to see a rheumatologist for this.
This can be treated by hydroxychloroquinine, methotrexate and high dose of vitamin D.
steroid in SLE should be minimum, if even required
I find this answer helpful
Hematologist Dr. Hardik Sanghvi's  Response
Hi, dear.
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You have SLE. Its autoimmune disorder. So treatment of choice is immunosuppressive drugs. Steroid is the treatment of choice. Your joint pain and butterfly rashes are due to your sle its not due to steroids. You should continue with the steroids or other immunosuppressive drugs.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
I find this answer helpful
Rheumatologist Dr. Naval Mendiratta's  Response
Good evening. If the symptoms of joint pains and rashes are persisting despite steroids, we need to consider another steroid sparing agent. I would recommend you to ask your doctorfor starting hydroxychloroquine and maybe methotrexate. Hydroxychloroquine is a very good drug for SLE for controlling the joint pains and rashes. Hope the information was useful
I find this answer helpful
Rheumatologist Dr. Alokkalyani's  Response
you can discuss about methotrexate, azathioprine or mycophenolate
you need to see your rheumatologist for this
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

Recent questions on Cutaneous lupus erythematosus


Suggest Non Steroidal Medication For Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

hi, you need to see a rheumatologist for this. This can be treated by hydroxychloroquinine, methotrexate and high dose of vitamin D. steroid in SLE should be minimum, if even required