Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Rosacea?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents are relatively contraindicated, except as a short course in rosacea fulminans.

Prednisolone (Millipred, Orapred, Veripred, Flo-Pred)

Moderately high doses may be helpful in rosacea fulminans. Prednisolone decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of PMN leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability. Use it in combination with isotretinoin. Rosacea fulminans is treated with moderately high doses of prednisolone (30-60 mg/d) followed by oral isotretinoin.


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