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is drinking alcohol a cause for a lupus flare or can a person with lupus drink when they are no longer on anti-alcohol medication (such as cellcept)?

is it more of a moderation change such as a few glasses of wine and beer are okay but hard liquour is completely off limits?

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replied March 11th, 2008
Lupus Answer A3780
While alcohol does not directly cause lupus to flare-up, it may make your overall condition worse due to the damage alcohol inflicts on the body. Excessive drinking, especially hard liquor, can have a very negative impact on your health condition.

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