Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
diagnosed Lupus.
avatar
An_253816 posted:
Is the lupus responsible for my RA? If so will the meds I am taking for it affect the way the Lupus will react?
Reply
 
avatar
lupylisa44 responded:
Lupus and RA are both autoimmune diseases. Many people have both lupus and RA. One is not responsible for causing the other. Many of the same meds are used to treat both diseases (like Prednisone, Methotrexate) So I would guess that if these meds are used for one it will also help the other.

Lupylisa
With love, with patience and with faith, we'll make our way.


Featuring Experts

Dr. R. Swamy Venuturupalli is a board-certified rheumatologist practicing in Los Angeles. He is Clinical Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Ce...More

Coping
With Lupus

WebMD's Day2Night will help you develop personal coping strategies for living with lupus – at home,
at work, or with family
and friends.
Visit Lupus Day2Night

Helpful Tips

IE Fix for Picture Cropping
We've found that some of our Members using Internet Explorer have issues with cropping images. If you're trying to crop your profile image ... More
Was this Helpful?
8 of 15 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.