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

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Glucocorticoids

Glucocorticoids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. Agents with corticosteroid activity modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Hydrocortisone (AHydrocort, Alphosyl, Aquacort)

Hydrocortisone is the drug of choice because of its mineralocorticoid activity and glucocorticoid effects.


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