Drugs prescribed for lupus include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin or ibuprofen; acetaminophen; belimumab (Benlysta), a new monoclonal antibody; antimalarials such as hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and chloroquine (Aralen
); corticosteroids such as prednisone or methylprednisolone; immune suppressants such as azathioprine (Imuran, Asasan); methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall); mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept); cytotoxic drugs such as cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) and anticoagulants such as heparin (Calciparine, Liquaemin) and warfarin (Coumadin).
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Medications Associated with Changes in Urine Color Color of urine Medications red senna (Ex-Lax), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), thioridazine (Mellaril) orange rifampin (Rifadin), warfarin (Coumadin), phenazopyridine (Pyridium) blue or green amitriptyline (generic), indomethacin (Indocin), cimetidine (Tagamet), promethazine (Phenergan) dark brown or tea-colored chloroquine (Aralen
), primaquine (generic), metronidazole (Flagyl), nitrofurantoin (Furadantin)
Most recently, the company received FDA approval of its generic version of Aralen
(chloroquine phosphate) 500-mg tablets used in suppressive treatment for acute attacks of malaria.
Specific antimalarials used to treat lupus include hydrochloroquine (Plaquenil), chloroquine (Aralen
), and quinacrine (Atabrine).