Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia?

Updated: Mar 06, 2018
  • Author: W Alvin McElveen, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

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

Dexamethasone

Used to treat various allergic and inflammatory diseases. Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and by reversing increased capillary permeability.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Rayos)

Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and by reversing increased capillary permeability.

Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol)

Decreases inflammation by suppression of migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversal of increased capillary permeability.


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