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

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Manolette R Roque, MD, MBA, FPAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Corticosteroids

Have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. Corticosteroids modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Rayos)

Inhibits phospholipase A and Fc receptor expression, activates the glucocorticoid receptor, reduces cytokine production, suppresses lymphocyte function, and redistributes circulating leukocytes. Also potent inhibitors of angiogenesis and potent stabilizer of cell membranes.

Prednisolone (FloPred, Millipred, Millipred DP, Prelone, Veripred 20)

Corticosteroids act as potent inhibitors of inflammation. They may cause profound and varied metabolic effects, particularly in relation to salt, water, and glucose tolerance, in addition to their modification of the immune response of the body. Alternative corticosteroids may be used in equivalent dosage.


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