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

Updated: Oct 29, 2018
  • Author: Ruby Ghadially, MBChB, FRCP(C)Derm; Chief Editor: William D James, 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.

Clobetasol (ointment, cream, lotion) 0.05% (Temovate, Olux)

Clobetasol is used for inflammatory dermatoses responsive to steroids. It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of PMN leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability. Clobetasol affects the production of lymphokines and has inhibitory effects on Langerhans cells.

Triamcinolone topical (Kenalog Orabase, Kenalog topical, Pediaderm TA)

Triamcinolone is used for inflammatory dermatoses responsive to steroids. It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of PMN leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability. Triamcinolone affects production of lymphokines and has inhibitory effects on Langerhans cells.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone)

Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid, strong immunosuppressant, and anti-inflammatory drug with proven effects in cutaneous inflammatory disorders.


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