Already Prescribed BENLYSTA?
Whether you've already begun treatment with BENLYSTA or have just received a prescription for it, you are likely to have questions. Most patients do. You'll want to talk to your healthcare provider about how BENLYSTA works and any concerns you might have. In any event, it's helpful to know:
- BENLYSTA was tested in 2,133 lupus patients in the largest successful SLE clinical trial to date.
- These studies found that adding BENLYSTA to commonly used lupus medications can reduce lupus disease activity. In fact, in clinical trials, BENLYSTA plus other lupus treatments was superior to other lupus treatments alone in reducing lupus disease activity.
- The reduction in disease activity was mainly due to improvements in the parts of the body most commonly affected among people participating in the trial: the skin, the mouth, the joints and muscles, and the immune system.
The infusion process is one topic that commonly leads to questions for patients. We've answered a few of them here: Infusion Answers.
Other questions? See our FAQs section for more insights and information.
Learn about financial support programs
Visit BENLYSTA® Gateway to get answers about BENLYSTA answered by a live person on our toll-free support line. If you have insurance, but are not able to afford your medication, BENLYSTA Co-pay Program may be able to help.
Continue the commitment
Remember, every patient responds differently to BENLYSTA. You and your doctor can't be certain when or if it will work for you. But you've made the commitment to add BENLYSTA to your treatment plan and that's an important step. Talk with your doctor about all your questions and concerns and continue to receive BENLYSTA as prescribed. As you go along, you'll become more and more familiar with the infusion process. If you have any issues with it, talk to the infusion staff, your nurse, or your doctor. But do not skip your infusions.
It's important to continue to receive BENLYSTA as prescribed, even if you are feeling better. Talk to your doctor honestly about any positive and negative experiences you have with your treatment.
Renee, Lacy, and Sheba discuss their relationships with their healthcare teams and the importance of communication.
GSK sponsors ambassadors for BENLYSTA and pays them for their time and expense in sharing their experiences. Individual results may vary.