What are the most commonly used medications for treatment of bullous pemphigoid (BP)?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Lawrence S Chan, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The most commonly used medications for bullous pemphigoid are anti-inflammatory agents (eg, corticosteroids, tetracyclines, dapsone) and immunosuppressants (eg, azathioprine, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, cyclophosphamide). [4, 5] Initial treatment with doxycycline was found to be effective and was associated with a lower incidence of adverse effects compared with prednisone. [6, 7, 8]


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