These drugs, including prednisone (Deltasone
), prednisolone (Prelone), hydrocortisone (Cortef, Cortaid) and methylprednisolone (Medrol), suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation.
In addition, certain medications may have side effects that make it difficult to sleep, including antidepressants such as fluoxetine (Prozac), corticosteroids such as prednisone (Deltasone
), and bronchodilators such as dimethylxanthine (Theophylline).
Corticosteroids methylprednisolone (Medrol) Treat inflammation, asthma prednisone (Cordol, Deltasone
, Orasone) and arthritis.
The mainstay of lupus treatment involves the use of corticosteroid hormones, such as prednisone (Deltasone
), hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone (Medrol), and dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol).
Commonly used oral steroids include betamethasone (brand name Celestone), cortisone, dexamethasone (Dalalone, Decadron, Dexacen, Dexone), hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone), methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medralone), prednisolone (Predalone, Predcor, Predicort), prednisone (Orasone, Deltasone
), and triamcinolone (Aristocort, Cenocort, Kenalog, Trilog, Trilone).