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

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Bryant James Walrod, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are some of the strongest anti-inflammatory agents available. The injectable preparations make it possible to deliver the drug directly to the joint in a concentrated dose while greatly decreasing the systemic effects.

Triamcinolone (Amcort, Aristospan Intra-Articular)

Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.

Betamethasone (Celestone Soluspan)

Author's drug of choice for intra-articular injections. Preparation does not crystallize if used with paraben-free anesthetic preparations.


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