The goals of treatment include:

  • Relieving symptoms
  • Improving organ function
  • Controlling inflammation and reducing the size of granulomas (inflamed lumps)
  • Preventing pulmonary fibrosis (lung scarring) if the lungs are affected

Medications may include:

  • Prednisone, a type of steroid, is the main treatment for sarcoidosis. This medicine reduces inflammation. In most people, prednisone relieves symptoms within a couple of months
  • Other medicines, may include Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine (known as antimalarial medicines). These medicines work best for treating sarcoidosis that affects the skin
  • Medicines that suppress the immune system, such as methotrexate, azathioprine, or leflunomide. These medicines work best for treating sarcoidosis that affects your lungs, eyes, skin, or joints
  • Anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs such as infliximab, originally developed to treat arthritis, are being studied to treat sarcoidosis

Details are provided for information ONLY and is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to ensure that the details are as current as possible. This information is not intended to diagnose, prescribe for, treat, or claim to prevent, mitigate or cure any diseases. You should consult with your physician.