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

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

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

Triamcinolone (Aristospan, Kenalog)

Triamcinolone is used for inflammatory dermatoses responsive to steroids; it decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability. Intramuscular injection may be used for widespread skin disorders. Intralesional injections may be used for localized skin disorders.

Prednisolone (Millipred, Pediapred, Veripred, Prelone)

Prednisolone decreases autoimmune reactions, possibly by suppressing key components of immune system.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Rayos)

Prednisone is useful for treating inflammatory and allergic reactions; it may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing polymorphonuclear leukocyte activity. It decreases autoimmune reactions, possibly by suppressing key components of immune system.


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