Cortisone acetate

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Cortisone acetate
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Clinical data
Trade names Adreson, Cortison, Cortisone, Cortisone Acetate, Cortone, Cortistab, Cortisyl, others
Synonyms Cortisone 21-acetate; 17α,21-Dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,11,20-trione 21-acetate
Drug class Corticosteroid; Glucocorticoid
CAS Number
  • 50-04-4
PubChem CID
  • 5745
  • 5543
  • 883WKN7W8X
  • D00973
  • CHEBI:3897
  • ChEMBL1650
Chemical and physical data
Formula C23H30O6
Molar mass 402.487 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • Interactive image

Cortisone acetate (brand names Adreson, Cortison, Cortisone, Cortisone Acetate, Cortone, Cortistab, Cortisyl, others) is a synthetic glucocorticoid corticosteroid and corticosteroid ester which is marketed in many countries throughout the world, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, and various other European countries.[1][2][3] It is the C21 acetate ester of cortisone,[1][2] and acts as a prodrug of cortisone in the body.[4]


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  2. ^ a b Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory. Taylor & Francis. 2000. pp. 276–. ISBN 978-3-88763-075-1.
  3. ^ I.K. Morton; Judith M. Hall (6 December 2012). Concise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents: Properties and Synonyms. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-94-011-4439-1.
  4. ^ Løvås K, Husebye ES (2003). "Replacement therapy in Addison's disease". Expert Opin Pharmacother. 4 (12): 2145–9. doi:10.1517/14656566.4.12.2145. PMID 14640913.

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