Our Scientific Advisory Board developed these guidelines to help physicians who might not be as familiar with sarcoidosis to better understand the current recommended treatment options for the numerous manifestations of this disease. Here at FSR, we encourage patients to take steps to improve their care by educating themselves as well as their physicians. This resource is useful for patients and physicians alike, helping them understand the first, second, and third line treatments for sarcoidosis, including the off-label therapies that are often used in treating the disease.

Check out our two versions of the Sarcoidosis Treatment Guide:

Print the downloadable PDF version for yourself and share the mobile-friendly online version with your physician for quick reference!

Commonly Prescribed Drugs for the treatment of Sarcoidosis

The following list of drugs reflects the commonly prescribed treatments by physicians for patients with sarcoidosis. Please note that this list is informational only – uses of these drugs are determined by your own physician who develops an individual treatment plan for each patient based on multiple factors. Each patient should discuss their specific options with their own physician(s).

  • Adalimumab (Humira)
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone (H.P. Acthar Gel) (FDA-approved for sarcoidosis)
  • Azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran)
  • Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia)
  • Chloroquine (Aralen)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)
  • Golimumab (Simponi)
  • Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, Quinoric)
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Inhaled Steroids (Advair, Aerobid, Aerospan, Alvesco, Asmanex, Flovent, Pulmicort, Qvar, Symbicort)
  • IVIG (Carimune, Flebogamma, Gamunex, Gammagard, Octagam, Privigen)
  • Leflunomide (Arava)
  • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
  • Methylprednisolone (Medrol, Solumedrol)
  • Mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept)
  • Pentoxifylline (Pentoxil, Trental)
  • Prednisone, Dexamethasone (Deltasone, Prednicot, Rayos, Sterapred)
  • Rituximab (MabThera, Rituxan)
  • Thalidomide (Thalomid)