Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive agents are used in the treatment of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Immunosuppressive agents

Decrease autoimmune reaction.

Methotrexate (Trexall)

Antimetabolite used to treat many autoimmune processes. The mode of action is not known; this drug does interfere with DNA synthesis.

Azathioprine (Imuran)

Immunosuppressive agent that works primarily on T cells. Works very slowly; may require 6-12 mo of trial prior to effect. Up to 10% of patients may have idiosyncratic reaction disallowing use. Do not allow WBC count to drop below 3000/µL or lymphocyte count to drop below 1000/µL.


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