Treatments for Vasculitis
Treatments for Vasculitis:
The treatment plan for vasculitis varies depending on the underlying disorder, the severity of symptoms, the presence of complications, a person's age and medical history, and other factors. Vasculitis cannot be cured, but treatment can help to reduce symptoms and minimize the develoment of serious complications, such as meningitis, blindness and aneurysm of the lungs.
Treatment may include the use of medications, such as interferon alfa, to control the immune response and inflammation. Corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medications may be recommended in some cases. These include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) and aspirin. NSAIDs should only be used if recommended by a physician because they may not be appropriate for all people with vasculitis, especially if bleeding is present. NSAIDs can also cause serious, even life threatening, side effects and adverse events in some people.
In mild cases of vasculitis, no treatment may be necessary other than regular medical monitoring.
Treatment List for Vasculitis
The list of treatments mentioned in various sources
includes the following list.
Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment
or change in treatment plans.
Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Vasculitis:
Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Vasculitis include:
- Hydroxychloroquine - Chronic vasculitis
- Plaquenil - Chronic vasculitis
- Albert Pentoxyfylline
- Apo-Pentoxifylline SR
- Nu-Pentoxifylline SR
Discussion of treatments for Vasculitis:
Treatment for vasculitis depends on the severity of the
disorder and the individual's general health. Treatment may include
cortisone or cytotoxic drugs. Other treatments may include plasmapheresis
(the removal and reinfusion of blood plasma), intravenous gammaglobulin,
and cyclosporin. Some cases of vasculitis may not require treatment.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Vasculitis including Temporal Arteritis Information Page: NINDS
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