It's only the first drug approved for lupus in about 50 years. Big news, ya think?
I could not be more thrilled. I've seem to have had my own serious lupus whipped for now into milder lupus. But this drug is a new and safe alternative for ppl with serious lupus. As a lot of us know, long-term high dose prednisone (corticosteroid) has side effects of major doom. I myself got the cataracts in both eyes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, diabetes, serious emotional lability (how to not make friends and influence people), the infamous "moon face", and I don't feel like listing more. I really welcome the new drug as a beacon of hope for people I know and will meet in the future who have serious lupus goin' on.
Some info from the Lupus Research Institute. I wrote out the url for ppl whose technology is giving them a bad hair day.
You can even see my doctor there!
It got through the FDA, a miracle in itself, and if it works as expected I think we've got a milestone on our hands!