Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Lauren C Pinter-Brown, 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. Corticosteroids modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone (Rayos)

Prednisone is an immunosuppressant; it should be used together with other agents such as low-dose chlorambucil and interferon alfa. 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.

Prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred, Millipred)

It is an immunosuppressant; it should be used together with other agents such as low-dose chlorambucil and interferon alfa. 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.


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