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

Updated: Apr 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. Corticosteroids modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone

Prednisone is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid with predominantly glucocorticoid properties. It ddecreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability. It stabilizes lysosomal membranes and suppresses lymphocyte and antibody production.

Prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred, Millipred)

Corticosteroids act as potent inhibitors of inflammation. They may cause profound and varied metabolic effects, particularly in relation to salt, water, and glucose tolerance, in addition to their modification of the immune response of the body.


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