Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory agents are used in the treatment of Relapsing Polychondritis?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Nicholas Compton, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Anti-inflammatory agents

These agents possibly inhibit lysosomal enzyme activity, which in turn may reduce inflammation.

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

Bactericidal and bacteriostatic against mycobacteria; mechanism of action is similar to that of sulfonamides in which competitive antagonists of PABA prevent formation of folic acid, inhibiting bacterial growth. Used in some patients in whom prednisone did not control symptoms. Successes and failures have been reported; therefore, prednisone remains the DOC.


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