SLE is an autoimmune disease characterized by varied symptoms ranging from general fatigue to serious organ manifestations. Options available to treat SLE are limited, with hydroxychloroquine, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressants as the mainstays of treatment. However, not all patients respond to these therapies and many report significant adverse events; in these patients, physicians administer biologics, such as GlaxoSmithKline’s Benlysta (the only biologic approved for SLE) and Genentech/Biogen’s Rituxan (used off-label). “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (excluding active lupus nephritis and severe CNS manifestations) Current Treatment” content offers valuable insights into treatment algorithm of the disease, physician prescribing behavior, and patient share dynamics of current therapies used to treat lupus nephritis. Better understanding of patient treatment pathways and drivers of physicians’ treatment decisions can help elucidate physician preferences and patient share dynamics for these agents as well as provide valuable insights for manufacturers of novel brands coming to market.
Current Treatment: Physician Insights provides physician insights on treatment dynamics, prescribing behavior, and drivers of brand use so you can create specific messaging around these treatment dynamics in order to more effectively increase or defend your market position.
Survey of 102 rheumatologists in the United States.
KEY DRUGS COVERED
Benlysta (IV), Benlysta (SC), Rituxan (rituximab), Orencia (abatacept), mycophenolate mofetil, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, cyclosporine, methotrexate, tacrolimus, hydroxychloroquine.
KEY INSIGHTS PROVIDED