Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Dialysis-Related Beta-2m Amyloidosis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2019
  • Author: Anita Basu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Immunosuppressants

Used to suppress the inflammatory process.

Prednisone

Prednisone may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing polymorphonuclear (PMN) leukocyte activity. It is used only in severe cases of joint pain and immobility.

Triamcinolone (Aristospan)

Triamcinolone decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of PMN leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability. The drug decreases autoimmune reactions, possibly by suppressing key components of the immune system.


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