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What is Lupus and What are the possible Side effects of its medication?

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  1. Afzaal15

    Afzaal15 Young Member

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    lupus is an auto-immune disorder and a complex illness. In this disorder, the immune system becomes very weak, and it attacks normal healthy tissues. Sometimes, this condition unpredictability cause confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety. Treatment is targeted without causing any significant side effects.
    Clinical Signs and Symptoms of lupus
    The clinical signs and symptoms may develop suddenly or may arise gradually. The consequences can be severe or mild and could be temporary or permanent. The clinical signs and symptoms will depend on the parts of the body affected by this illness. The following are the most common signs and symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Hair loss
    • Joint pain
    • Muscular pain
    • chest pain
    • Skin Lesions
    • Pulmonary problems
    • Renal infection
    • Gastrointestinal issues
    • Dryness of mouth
    Medications for lupus

    Medicines can not heal lupus, but they can control several clinical signs and symptoms and frequently may block or slow the damage. Treatment for lupus often includes reaching an equilibrium between preventing organ damage, acquiring a good quality of life, and reducing unwanted effects.
    Adverse Effects of lupus Medication
    Adverse effects are among the most significant issues while using medication. Typically, the stronger the medicine is, the stronger is its unwanted side consequences.

    Possible Side Effects of lupus Medication

    Different drugs are used in the treatment depending upon the condition of the patient. The following are some of the common medications with their possible effects in lupus.
    1) Aspirin
    The most common, unwanted effects of aspirin are stomach problem, nausea, indigestion, or nausea. Therefore, it is an excellent choice to use aspirin along with milk and food to relieve some of those unwanted effects. Liquid ibuprofen might also work to prevent stomach problem.
    2) NSAIDs
    The adverse effects of NSAIDs are much like aspirin, including stomach cramps and pains, nausea, vomiting, nausea, constipation, and bleeding in the stomach and nausea. Headaches, ringing in the ears and blurred vision may also happen.
    3) Antimalarial Drugs
    Anti-malarial or quinine-related medications can cause headaches, achiness, GIT problems, such as nausea and vomiting. The are several other adverse effects that can vary from slight ones like premature graying of the hair into acute effects like convulsive seizures.
    4) Corticosteroids
    Possible side effects of corticosteroids may differ in patients. Some individuals can experience swelling of stomach or lips. Others might experience quite noticeable changes despite little doses. Weight gain is just another adverse effect because of fluid retention, alterations in desire. Other adverse effects include variations in the growth of hair, a rise in accidents and reduced curing, diminishing of the epidermis. There may also be amplified likelihood of disease, gingivitis, and depression and mood swings.
    5) Immune-suppressants
    The immune-suppressants might cause decreased blood cell counts. The common adverse effects comprise nausea, diarrhea, nausea, and heartburn. The skin problems, easy bleeding or bruising, hematuria, hair loss, harm to the kidneys, lungs, livers, and incidence of ulcers.

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