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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:

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

From: Prednisone and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

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

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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