Staying on Track with Your 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, or self-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?

Staying on track with BENLYSTA can be very important, so that you experience the full benefit of the treatment you and your doctor decided would be best for you.

  • For some patients in clinical trials, improvements in their disease activity happened in as little as 4 months.
  • Three clinical studies enrolled over 2,500 adult patients with active SLE.
  • 1,117 patients who took BENLYSTA plus other medicines commonly used to treat lupus had significant reductions in disease activity compared to patients who took other medicines commonly used to treat lupus alone.

Be sure to continue taking BENLYSTA as prescribed, even if you’re feeling better. If you aren’t feeling better right away, talk to your doctor about how BENLYSTA takes time to work in your body. Always talk to your doctor for more information, answers, and guidance.

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 do. This can make it easier to remember.

For example, if you self-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

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

  • Attending a weekly religious service
  • Going to a card game or social event
  • Doing routine chores such as laundry or housework

If you do laundry every Saturday morning, pair that activity with your weekly injection of BENLYSTA. So after you start a load of laundry, take your injection of BENLYSTA. Before you know it, you’ll be making BENLYSTA a regular part of your weekly routine!

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

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IV Infusions

It’s best to make infusion appointments with your healthcare provider in advance and put them in your calendar. Remember the first three 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.

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Subcutaneous (SC) Self-Injection