Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pituitary Apoplexy?

Updated: Apr 19, 2019
  • Author: Michael S Vaphiades, DO; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids replenish the cortisol that would normally be produced under this type of physiologic stressful situation.

Hydrocortisone (Hydrocortone, Cortef, Solu-Cortef)

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


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