Living with Lupus

Self-Injectable Benlysta for Lupus Approved

Using Benlysta to battle lupus? You could soon be taking it at home instead of at the infusion center. New research and technology are making it easier than ever to take medications that cannot be delivered in pill form. GSK recently announced that the FDA has approved...

Living with Lupus

Benlysta (Belimumab) for Lupus (SLE)

What is Benlysta (belimumab)? Benlysta is the first prescription medication designed specifically to treat adults with active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). It was approved for the treatment of Lupus by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 9, 2011. Benlysta is the first drug approved...

Living with Lupus

Benlysta as an Add-On Treatment: German Cohort

New research examines belimumab, better known by the brand name, Benlysta, as an add-on therapy for people with lupus. Researchers in Germany conducted an observational study of Benlysta use in the real world as an add-on treatment for lupus (SLE). After using Benlysta for 6 months, 78% of people experienced at least...