Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory agents are used in the treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Bassam Zeina, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Anti-inflammatory agents

Anti-inflammatory agents inhibit the inflammatory process by inhibiting specific cytokine production.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Meticorten, Orasone, Sterapred)

Prednisone may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity. It stabilizes lysosomal membranes and suppresses lymphocytes and antibody production. For treating pemphigus vulgaris, administer it orally and use alone or in combination with topical or intralesional steroids or in conjunction with other immunosuppressives.

In pediatric patients, disease management with this medication in consultation with the patient's pediatrician is advised.


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