Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Prepatellar Bursitis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. In addition, these agents modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli. Many injectable corticosteroids are available. Selection usually is physician directed.

Hydrocortisone (Solu-Cortef, Westcort)

Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing increased capillary permeability.


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