Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications (cont.)
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Drugs in this class include prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol, Depo-Medrol), betamethasone (Celestone, Soluspan), cortisone (Cortone), dexamethasone (Decadron), prednisolone (Delta-Cortef), and triamcinolone (Aristocort).
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American College of Rheumatology
Spondylitis Association of America, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Treatment
Spondylitis Association of America, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Medication
MedlinePlus, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/28/2014
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