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



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category


Chemical Names


Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, 21-hydroxy-

Foreign Names

  • Desoxycortonum (Latin)
  • Desoxycorton (German)
  • Désoxycortone (French)
  • Desoxicortona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Desossicortone (OS: DCIT)
  • Desoxycortone (OS: BAN)
  • Deoxycortone (IS)
  • Substanz Q nach Reichstein (IS)
  • Desoxycortone (PH: BP 1999)
  • Désoxycortone (acétate de) (OS: DCF)
  • Desoxycortone Acetate (OS: BANM)
  • Cortisal (IS)
  • Deoxycorticosterone Acetate (IS)
  • Deoxycortone Acetate (IS)
  • Desoxycorticosterone Acetate (IS)
  • Medicosteron (IS)
  • Syncortin (IS)
  • Desoxycorticosterone Acetate (PH: USP 38)
  • Desoxycortonacetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Désoxycortone (acétate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Desoxycortone acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Desoxycortone Acetate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Desoxycortoni acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 2)
  • Desoxycortone Pivalate (OS: BANM)
  • Deoxycortone Pivalate (IS)
  • Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate (IS)
  • Desoxycortone trimethylacetate (IS)
  • Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Decort (veterinary use)
    Jurox, Australia
  • Syncortyl
    HAC Pharma, France
  • Percorten-V (veterinary use)
    Novartis Animal Health, United States; Novartis Animal Health Australasia, Australia

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BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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