How to Treat Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis?


Medical Treatment:
It is treated with medicines that reduce the activity of the immune system. Treatment may involve 3 stages:
  • Treatment first aims to bring the symptoms of GPA under control. Usually, it involves:
    • Having injections of a medicine called cyclophosphamide every 2 or 3 weeks, or taking it as tablets every day
    • Taking steroid tablets daily or having steroid injections into your blood at the same time as the cyclophosphamide injections
  • These are all powerful medicines, so make sure you talk to your doctor about the possible side effects
  • This first treatment stage lasts until your symptoms are under control, that usually takes a few months. Keeping the condition under control
  • The treatment aims to stop your symptoms from coming back once your condition is under control
    • Stop treatment with cyclophosphamide
    • Taking tablets of less powerful medicine, such as methotrexate or azathioprine, which dampens the immune system
    • Taking steroid tablets daily
  • It may change or restart your treatment when your symptoms come back or you get new symptoms at any point

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