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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Program Status

Currently Closed – We are no longer accepting or processing applications for new or renewal patients.


The PAN Foundation’s Systemic Lupus Erythematosus fund is currently closed. As of April 22, 2019, HealthWell and The Assistance Fund are accepting applications.


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Maximum Award Level

$6,300 per year. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The patient must be getting treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus.
  2. The patient must have health insurance that covers his or her qualifying medication or product. 
  3. The patient’s medication or product must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications.
  4. The patient’s income must fall at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level. 
  5. The patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States or U.S. territories. (U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.)
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  • Azasan (azathioprine)
  • Azathioprine (azathioprine)
  • Benlysta (belimumab)
  • Betamethasone Acetate-Sod Phos (betamethasone acetate and sodium phos in sterile water/pf)
  • Betamethasone Acetate-Sod Phos (betamethasone acetate/betamethasone sodium phosphate)
  • Cambia (diclofenac potassium)
  • Celebrex (celecoxib)
  • Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)
  • Chloroquine Phosphate (chloroquine phosphate)
  • Cyclophosphamide (cyclophosphamide)
  • Cyclosporine Modified (cyclosporine, modified)
  • Deltasone (prednisone)
  • Diflunisal (diflunisal)
  • Durlaza (aspirin)
  • Gengraf (cyclosporine, modified)
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate (hydroxychloroquine sulfate)
  • Imuran (azathioprine)
  • Indocin (indomethacin)
  • Ketoprofen (ketoprofen)
  • Lodine (etodolac)
  • Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium)
  • Methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (mycophenolate mofetil)
  • Naproxen (naproxen)
  • Neoral (cyclosporine, modified)
  • Otrexup (methotrexate/pf)
  • Oxaprozin (oxaprozin)
  • P-Care (methylprednisolone acetate)
  • Piroxicam (piroxicam)
  • Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate)
  • Prednisone (prednisone)
  • Rasuvo (methotrexate/pf)
  • Rayos (prednisone)
  • Rituxan (rituximab)
  • Sandimmune (cyclosporine)
  • Solu-Medrol (methylprednisolone sodium succinate/pf)
  • Sulindac (sulindac)
  • Tolmetin Sodium (tolmetin sodium)
  • Trexall (methotrexate sodium)
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide)
  • Triamcinolone Diacetate (triamcinolone diacetate in 0.9 % sodium chloride)
  • Voltaren-Xr (diclofenac sodium)
  • Xatmep (methotrexate)
  • Zipsor (diclofenac potassium)
  • Zorvolex (diclofenac submicronized)

Diagnosis Codes:

ICD-10: M32.10, M32.11, M32.12, M32.13, M32.14, M32.15, M32.19, M32.8, M32.9


About the Disease:

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also known as lupus, is an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. SLE is a chronic disease that affects the immune system.


Source: National Institutes of Health

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