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Hydrocortisone

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Hydrocortisone (hydrocortisone topical) is a member of the drug class glucocorticoids and is used to treat Addison's Disease, Adrenocortical Insufficiency, Asthma - acute, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Inflammatory Conditions, Shock, Ulcerative Colitis and Ulcerative Proctitis.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A01AC03,A07EA02,C05AA01,D07AA02,D07XA01,H02AB09,S01BA02,S01CB03,S02BA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000050-23-7

Chemical Formula

C21-H30-O5

Molecular Weight

362

Therapeutic Category

Glucocorticoid

Chemical Names

11β,17α,21-Trihydroxypregn-4-en-3,20-dion (IUPAC)

11β,17α,21-Trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione (WHO)

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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