Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Monica Saini, MD, MBBS; more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents may be effective in the treatment of CPH. Pain relief may occur via inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis.

Prednisone

Prednisone may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing polymorphonuclear leukocyte activity. A high dose is prescribed for the first few days, followed by a gradual taper.

Prednisolone (Pediapred, Prelone, Orapred)

Prednisolone may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing polymorphonuclear (PMN) leukocyte activity. It is a commonly used oral agent. A high dose is prescribed for the first few days, followed by a gradual taper.


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