Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Polyarteritis Nodosa?

Updated: Nov 14, 2017
  • Author: Dana Jacobs-Kosmin, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol, Medrol, A-Methapred)

Methylprednisolone is a highly potent synthetic glucocorticoid that causes diverse metabolic effects and modifies the body's immune responses to various stimuli.

Prednisone

Prednisone, a synthetic glucocorticoid analog, acts as a potent immunosuppressant via its effects on multiple cell types and cytokines. It has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and, often, analgesic effects in addition to often-adverse metabolic effects.


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