Which medications in the drug class Systemic corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pediatric Aphthous Ulcers?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Michael C Plewa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Systemic corticosteroids

The drugs decrease inflammation by suppressing migration of PMN leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.

Prednisone (Deltasone)

Systemic corticosteroid for severe aphthae; inactive and must be metabolized to the active metabolite prednisolone. Close follow-up care and monitoring for candidiasis and other secondary infections and adverse reactions required. Available as elixir 5 mg/5 mL.


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