Meningioma Medication

Updated: Jan 26, 2017
  • Author: Georges Haddad, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and prevent complications.

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Corticosteroids

Class Summary

These agents reduce edema around tumor, frequently leading to symptomatic and objective improvement in symptoms.

Dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexasone)

Postulated mechanisms of action of corticosteroids in brain tumors include reduction in vascular permeability, cytotoxic effects on tumors, inhibition of tumor formation, and decreased CSF production.

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