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Staying on Track with Your Lupus Treatment Plan

Taking BENLYSTA as prescribed can be key to seeing improvements in your lupus. Whether you’re receiving intravenous (IV) infusions from your doctor every 4 weeks (after receiving the first 3 doses every 2 weeks) or injecting BENLYSTA subcutaneously (SC) once a week, discover how to make taking BENLYSTA a regular part of your routine.

Why Is it Important to Take BENLYSTA Regularly?

You should take BENLYSTA as prescribed by your doctor. Staying on treatment can be very important, so that you may experience the full benefit of BENLYSTA.


Be sure to continue taking BENLYSTA as directed by your doctor even if you are feeling better. And if you aren't feeling better right away, talk to your doctor about how BENLYSTA may take time to work in your body.

 

Creating a Routine Can Help

When you’re trying to remember to do something regularly, it can help to add it to a routine you already have. This can make it easier to remember.

For example, if you inject BENLYSTA once a week, you might think that you don’t need to build it into a routine. But it can actually be hard to remember things that only happen weekly.

Remembering to Take BENLYSTA Regularly  

Taking BENLYSTA injections every week

To help make your injection of BENLYSTA easier to remember, pair it with an activity you already do regularly, such as:

• Attending a weekly meeting or group activity
• Going to a card game or social event
• Doing routine chores such as laundry or housework

 

For example, if you do laundry every Saturday morning, try to pair that activity with your weekly injection of BENLYSTA. After you start a load of laundry, take your BENLYSTA injection. Before you know it, you’ll be making BENLYSTA a regular part of your weekly routine!

 

If you’re having trouble remembering to inject BENLYSTA, you may want to talk to your doctor about receiving BENLYSTA IV infusions every 4 weeks instead.

 

More about BENLYSTA Subcutaneous (SC) Injection

 

Taking BENLYSTA intravenously every 4 weeks

It’s best to make infusion appointments with your healthcare provider in advance and put them in your calendar. Remember, the first 3 infusions must happen every 2 weeks and then every 4 weeks for ongoing infusions. Make sure you’re choosing a time that will work with your schedule and plan ahead for transportation.


If you’re finding it difficult to schedule and keep those appointments, you may want to talk to your doctor about self-injecting BENLYSTA once a week instead.

 

More about BENLYSTA IV Infusions

 

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