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

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Steroid therapy may decrease intracranial pressure in benign intracranial hypertension.

Prednisone

Prednisolone is not used as often as it once was, but it should still be part of the armamentarium. It should be emphasized that the treatment of benign intracranial hypertension ought to be left to a neurology/neurosurgery specialist. Prednisolone should be part of an integrated treatment approach that includes decompressive procedures.


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