Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of Hyperuricemia?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Glucocorticoids

Have both anti-inflammatory (glucocorticoid) and salt retaining (mineralocorticoid) properties. Glucocorticoids have profound and varied metabolic effects and modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, Meticorten)

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

Dexamethasone (Decadron, AK-Dex, Alba-Dex)

Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of PMN leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability.


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