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

Updated: Sep 09, 2019
  • Author: Sergio A Jimenez, MD, MACR, FACP, FRCP(UK Hon); Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents are used to treat inflammatory complications (eg, myositis, pneumonitis).

Prednisone (Deltasone, Rayos, Prednisone Intensol, Sterapred, Sterapred DS)

Prednisone is an immunosuppresant used for treatment of autoimmune disorders. It may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing inflammatory cell activity. Prednisone is inactive and must be metabolized to prednisolone. Metabolism may be impaired in patients with liver disease.


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