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

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

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

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, Meticorten)

The most widely used regimen is MP. Prednisone stabilizes lysosomal membranes and suppresses lymphocyte and antibody production.

Dexamethasone (Decadron)

Dexamethasone is part of many treatment regimens for multiple myeloma. Dexamethasone stabilizes lysosomal membranes and suppresses lymphocyte and antibody production.


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