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Old 09-10-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Hi. I have read that antibiotics are not allowed for people with Lupus. Why not? What does it do? Does it actually make the disease more active? Does it increase symptoms or just cause skin rashes?

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Old 09-10-2007, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: antibiotics....

I have never heard they are bad for lupus, although they may interfere with some of your meds,so alwaya check that with your doc and pharmacist who you should always talk to about your meds and their interactions,they are the best source because this is what they went to so many yrs. of college for.and make sure your pharmacist knows all your meds,i even ask when i buy something new otc.they did a study a few years ago that showed antibiotics could actually help a lupus flare.I personally have found this to be true.Some drugs,specially steroids can mask an infection, and an infection of any kind can bring on a flare faster then anything.So check with doc and pharmacist and all should be well,with taking antibiotics. indra23

Old 09-11-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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Re: antibiotics....

Hi. According to Dr. Wallace's lupus hardcover (available in most libraries & bookstores), certain sulfa-derivative drugs can cause or worsen flares in *some* lupus patients. From how he phrases it, this apparently isn't true for *all* people with pre-existing lupus, only "some".

In the same vein, some people with lupus react badly to certain NSAID's, antidiabetic drugs, penicillin, and certain tetracyclines.

The best way to understand his points is probably just to look at what he writes. Good luck! from Vee

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