Juvenile Xanthogranuloma Medication

Updated: Feb 07, 2017
  • Author: Bhupendra C K Patel, MD, FRCS; Chief Editor: Michael Taravella, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Topical, oral, or intralesional corticosteroids are used in the treatment of ocular juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG). Because of risk of spontaneous hemorrhage, all ocular tumors probably should be treated. [13] Specific medications used include the treatments described below.

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Corticosteroids, Ophthalmic

Class Summary

Minimize the activity of inflammatory cells and formation of granulomas. Used in symptomatic patients and commonly provides symptomatic improvement.

Prednisolone acetate 1% (Pred Forte)

Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing increased capillary permeability. DOC for lesions involving the anterior segment.

Prednisolone ophthalmic (Delta-Cortef, Econopred)

Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing increased capillary permeability. For ocular lesions not responsive to topical steroids.

Dexamethasone ophthalmic (Maxidex)

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