Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome?

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Todd A Nickloes, DO, FACOS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents reduce swelling in patients with cerebral or laryngeal edema.

Dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexasone)

Important therapeutic agent in a number of malignant diseases. Exerts biologic action predominately by binding to glucocorticoid receptor. For symptomatic management in tumor-associated edema.


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