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

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
  • Print
Answer

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are the cornerstone of therapy. They have potent immunologic effects that ameliorate many signs and symptoms.

Prednisone (Rayos)

Prednisone is an immunosuppressant used for the treatment of autoimmune disorders. It may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity. Prednisone stabilizes lysosomal membranes and suppresses lymphocytes and antibody production. The response may be rapid but often is seen over 12-16 weeks.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!