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Medications for Sarcoidosis

What is Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause in which inflammation occurs in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, and/or other tissues.

Compare drugs associated with Sarcoidosis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
prednisone Rx C N 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Brand names:  Prednicot, Sterapred, Sterapred DS

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Acthar Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: corticotropin systemic

Drug class: corticotropin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Remicade Off Label Rx B N Add review
9.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Imuran Rx D N Add review
8.0

Generic name: azathioprine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
azathioprine Rx D N Add review
8.0

Generic name: azathioprine systemic

Brand names:  Imuran, Azasan

Drug class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Aralen Off Label Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: chloroquine systemic

Drug class: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Kenalog-40 Rx C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Azasan Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: azathioprine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Prednicot Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
chloroquine Off Label Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: chloroquine systemic

Brand names:  Aralen, Aralen Phosphate

Drug class: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
triamcinolone Rx C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Clinacort

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Decadron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
dexamethasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Baycadron, Dexasone, Zema Pak, Dexpak Taperpak, Dexasone LA, De-Sone LA, Dexacen-4, Solurex, Solurex LA

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
corticotropin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: corticotropin systemic

Brand names:  Acthar, H.P. Acthar Gel

Drug class: corticotropin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Dexamethasone Intensol Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
infliximab Off Label Rx B N Add review
9.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Brand name:  Remicade

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Off Label: Yes

 
Sterapred Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Sterapred DS Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Baycadron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Dexasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
H.P. Acthar Gel Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: corticotropin systemic

Drug class: corticotropin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zema Pak Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
colchicine Off Label Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: colchicine systemic

Drug class: antigout agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Cortone Acetate Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Dexpak Taperpak Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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