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Why BENLYSTA?

BENLYSTA was tested in the largest successful SLE clinical trial program to date. Clinical trials are medical research studies that test the safety and effectiveness of a drug. BENLYSTA was used with a number of other lupus treatments that are accepted by experts and widely used to treat lupus symptoms. These therapies, which varied from person to person, included:

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Clinical trial results

When the trials were completed, they showed that more people treated with BENLYSTA plus other lupus treatments experienced a reduction in disease activity than those who received the other treatments alone. This reduction in disease activity was mainly due to improvements in the parts of the body most commonly affected among people participating in the trials: the skin, the mouth, the joints and muscles, and the immune system.

How BENLYSTA works

Find out the role BENLYSTA plays in treating lupus

Considering BENLYSTA?

Talk to your doctor to see if BENLYSTA is right for you.

What Is BENLYSTA?

BENLYSTA is a prescription medication used to treat adults with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) who are receiving other lupus medicines.

It is not known if BENLYSTA is safe and effective in people with severe active lupus nephritis or severe active central nervous system lupus, and it has not been studied in combination with other biologics or intravenous cyclophosphamide. Use of BENLYSTA is not recommended in these situations.

Important Safety Information

The most important information to know about BENLYSTA:

BENLYSTA can cause serious side effects. Some of these side effects may cause death. It is not known if BENLYSTA causes these serious side effects.

Important Safety Information

The most important information to know about BENLYSTA:

BENLYSTA can cause serious side effects. Some of these side effects may cause death. It is not known if BENLYSTA causes these serious side effects.

Tell your healthcare professional right away if you have any of the symptoms listed below while receiving BENLYSTA

Do not receive BENLYSTA if you are allergic to belimumab or to any of the ingredients in BENLYSTA.

Before receiving BENLYSTA also discuss with your healthcare professional if you:

Women of childbearing age should use adequate birth control measures while taking BENLYSTA and for at least four months after their final treatment with BENLYSTA.

Remember to tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Possible side effects of BENLYSTA

The most common side effects of BENLYSTA include:

Tell your healthcare professional if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of BENLYSTA. For more information, ask your healthcare professional.

Other Important Information

In 2 of 3 studies, fewer blacks/African Americans who received BENLYSTA responded to treatment compared to blacks/African Americans who did not receive BENLYSTA. Therefore, caution should be used when considering treatment with BENLYSTA in blacks/African Americans. It is important to discuss with your healthcare professional whether BENLYSTA is right for you. A clinical trial is ongoing to study BENLYSTA specifically in blacks/African Americans with lupus.


For more information, call the BENLYSTA® Gateway at 1-877-4-BENLYSTA (1-877-423-6597)
Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.