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What are other systemic steroids besides prednisone is used to treat asthma?

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Prednisone is a type of oral medication called systemic steroid that tamps down inflammation. Systemic steroids used for asthma treatment include:

  • dexamethasone (Decadron)
  • methylprednisolone (Medrol, Methylpred, Solu-Medrol)
  • prednisone (Deltasone)
  • prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred, Prelone)

SOURCES:
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma Medications and Osteoporosis."
Asthma and Allergy Foundation: "Corticosteroids."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 18, 2020

SOURCES:
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma Medications and Osteoporosis."
Asthma and Allergy Foundation: "Corticosteroids."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 18, 2020

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