Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids
Corticosteroids are widely used for treating a variety of conditions in which tissues becomes inflamed. In CF, corticosteroids may be used to treat lung inflammation and mucous plugging. They are used for various periods of time in individuals who have significant shortness of breath and wheezing that accompanies narrowed airways.

Corticosteroids can be used in a condition called allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or ABPAPrednisone is the treatment of choice for ABPA and helps to reduce symptoms of wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

Corticosteroids are also used in transplant patients to prevent the immune system from rejecting the transplanted organ.