Faith has mentioned one medication starting with "P" - Plaquenil. If it is not that, could it be that you were prescribed Prednisone? Either way, both medications are the standard treatment for Lupus.
Plaquenil can decrease the damage that Lupus does to the tissues of the joints, skin and other organs in the body. It also works very well at healing the lesions and ulcers caused by Lupus.
Prednisone is a immunosuppressant corticosteroid. In Lupus, the immune system produces antibodies, which become overactive and cause undesirable effects. Immunosuppressant drugs suppresses the over-active immune system by suppressesing the production of these antibodies. Also, many of the symptoms of lupus result from inflammation in various tissues of the body. Cortisone isa steroid manufactured naturally by the body's adrenal glands. Cortisone has an anti-inflammatory effect. Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone and is the most effective anti-inflammatory drugs known.
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