Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome?

Updated: Mar 04, 2020
  • Author: Jerome C Lane, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Glucocorticoids

All glucocorticoids are effective; however, prednisone or prednisolone is used most commonly. Their specific mode of action in nephrotic syndrome is unknown.

Prednisone

Prednisone is a delta1-derivative of naturally occurring adrenocortical steroids. It suppresses key components of the immune system.

Prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred, Prelone)

Prednisolone is a delta1-derivative of the naturally occurring adrenocortical steroids. It suppresses key components of the immune system.


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