Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Restrictive Lung Disease?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Jonathan Robert Caronia, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and can modify the body's immune response.

Prednisone (Sterapred)

Prednisone is used as an immunosuppressant in the treatment of autoimmune disorders. By reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity, it may decrease inflammation. It is an oral corticosteroid with relatively less mineralocorticoid activity. Therapy is best prescribed in consultation with a pulmonary disease specialist.


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