Basic Knowledges of Disease and Role of Pharmacists in Pharmaceutical Care for Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)


  • Karunrat Tewthanom Silpakorn University
  • Surassawadee Suntharasaj Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Silpakorn University


drug related problems, SLE, treatment guideline, basic knowledges, role of pharmacist


SLE is an immune disorder. The owner's organs or cells cannot be recognized. Causes the destruction of normal cells from immune reactions.  As a result, the organs Inflammation occurs and there is an irregular functioning. The cause of the disease is currently unknown, but genetics and environmental conditions such as heat, sunlight, virus, stress, and cigarette smoking can contribute to the disease or provoke relapses. Therefore, treatment is generally recommended to modify behavior in combination with taking medications.  the European Association for Joint Diseases. Hydroxychloroquine, glucocorticoids, immunosuppressants, and biopharmaceuticals are recommended as primary medications, so pharmacists should review treatment guidelines and play a role in patient care. To help with the problem of drug use, especially special groups of patients who have limitations on medication such as pregnant women or the elderly, take into account other dimensions, including psychological, social, as well as family planning, which are relevant factors and have an impact on the treatment of this disease.


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Tewthanom, K., & Suntharasaj, S. . (2022). Basic Knowledges of Disease and Role of Pharmacists in Pharmaceutical Care for Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) . Hua Hin Medical Journal, 2(2), 43–57. Retrieved from



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