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 What Doctors Don't Tell You: WHAT ELSE CAUSES LUPUS? 
What Doctors Don't Tell You © (Volume 7, Issue 9)

Lupus can be triggered by a wide variety of medicines including:


Steroids: procainamide and prednisone

Anticonvulsants: phenytoin, hydantoin, primidone



Antibiotics: penicillin, Septrin, Septra


Antithyroid: propylthiouracil, methylthiouracil


Certain other factors can cause lupus flare ups. These include:

Exposure to sunlight (including sunbeds)

Birth control pills containing estrogen

Colds and flu


In cases of active lupus, a patient may be treated with some or all of the following drugs:

Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs for symptomatic relief

Antimalarial for rashes, arthritis and malaise

Steroids for severe flare ups and in low doses for maintenance

Immunosuppressive drugs in conjunction with steroids for "maintenance"

In addition, a patient may receive anti hypertensives, antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and antithrombosis drugs.

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