There are a few different drugs used to treat sarcoidosis, which often work by reducing symptoms.
Sometimes sarcoidosis medicines treat a single body part, such as eyedrops or skin creams. Other medicines treat the whole body from the inside and can be particularly useful for treatment of the lungs, brain and heart.
- Prednisolone and prednisone (steroids) - these are the most commonly drugs used for sarcoidosis.
- Methotrexate and azathioprine are often used to help people come off prednisolone (this is known as steroid sparing).
- Infliximab and similar drugs can sometimes work when prednisolone or steroid sparing drugs do not work.