Which drugs are used in the treatment of infantile hemangioma?

Updated: Feb 06, 2019
  • Author: Richard J Antaya, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Features of pharmacologic treatment are as follows:

  • Propranolol has become the treatment of choice for disfiguring or functionally significant hemangiomas [9] ; an expert panel developed provisional recommendations for the use of propranolol in complicated infantile hemangioma [10, 11]

  • The FDA has approved an oral pediatric formulation of propranolol hydrochloride (Hemangeol) for the treatment of proliferating infantile hemangiomas requiring systemic therapy

  • Corticosteroids can slow the growth and decrease the size of proliferating infantile hemangiomas

  • Oral corticosteroids are preferred over intralesional injection


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