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

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. These agents modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli. However, although corticosteroids may offer symptomatic relief, they are ineffective in uremic pericarditis in the absence of dialysis.

Prednisone ( Sterapred)

May decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and by suppressing PMN activity.


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