A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB01384ParamethasoneFor the treatment of all conditions in which corticosteroid therapy is indicated except adrenal-deficiency states for which its lack of sodium-retaining properties makes it less suitable than hydrocortisone with supplementary fludrocortisone.
DB13208PrednylideneNot Available
DB00620TriamcinoloneFor the treatment of perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis.
DB00253MedrysoneFor the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis, vernal conjunctivitis, episcleritis, and epinephrine sensitivity.
DB00288AmcinonideFor the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
DB00324FluorometholoneFor the ophthalmic treatment of corticosteroid-responsive inflammation of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the globe.
DB00394Beclomethasone dipropionateUsed in the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients 5 years of age and older, and in treating symptoms for allergic rhinitis (seasonal or perennial) in patients 12 years of age and older. Also being investigated for oral treatment in mild-to-moderate Crohn's disease of ileal or ileal-right colonic localisation and for "topical" use mild-to-moderate graft versus host disease.
DB00443BetamethasoneNot Available
DB00635PrednisoneFor the treatment of drug-induced allergic reactions, perennial or seasonal allergic rhinitis, serum sickness, giant cell arteritis acute rheumatic or nonrheumatic carditis, systemic dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, bullous dermatitis herpetiformis, severe seborrheic dermatitis, severe (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) erythema multiforme, mycosis fungoides, pemphigus, severe psoriasis, acute adrenocortical insufficiency, Addison's disease, secondary adrenocortical insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypercalcemia associated with neoplasms, nonsuppurative thyroiditis, ulceratice colitis, Crohn's disease, acquired hemolytic anemia, congenital hypoplastic anemia, erythroblastopenia, adult secondary thrombocytopenia, adult idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, acute or subacute bursitis, epicondylitis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, acute or chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lynphomas, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, primary brain tumors (adjunct), nephrotic syndrome, tuberculous meningitis, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis. cerebral edema, chorioretinitis, diffuse posterior choroiditis, aleergic conjunctivitis, Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, anterior segment inflammation, iridocyclitis, iritis, keratitis, optoc neuritis, sympathetic ophthalmia, corneal marginal allergic ulcers, symptomatic sarcoidosis, Loeffler's syndrome not manageable by other means, berylliosis, fulminating or disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy and aspiration pneumonitis.
DB00896RimexoloneFor the treatment of postoperative inflammation following ocular surgery and in the treatment of anterior uveitis.
DB01013Clobetasol propionateFor short-term topical treatment of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of moderate to severe corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses of the scalp.
DB01047FluocinonideA topical anti-inflammatory product for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
DB01410CiclesonideFor the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.
DB08970FluprednideneNot Available
DB08971FluocortoloneNot Available
DB09095DifluocortoloneDifluocortolone is used as a topical treatment of the symptoms of inflammatory skin disorders like eczema, seborrheic eczema, lichen planus and psoriasis. All these disorders present as a common characteristic the occurrence of symptoms as itching, swelling, redness and scaling.[L1083]
DB11487Dexamethasone isonicotinateNot Available
DB11750ClobetasolNot Available
DB08906Fluticasone furoateFluticasone furoate is indicated as an inhaler for the treatment and management of asthma by prophylaxis[FDA Label][F4364]. The fluticasone furoate nasal spray is indicated for treating season and perennial allergic rhinitis[FDA Label][A177130].
DB09383MeprednisoneNot Available
DB11921Deflazacort is a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients 5 years of age and older
DB13003CortivazolNot Available
DB13843CloprednolNot Available
DB00764MometasoneThe inhaler is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy. The nasal spray is indicated for the treatment of the nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic and perennial allergic rhinitis.
DB01380Cortisone acetateFor the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Also used to treat endocrine (hormonal) disorders (adrenal insufficiency, Addisons disease). It is also used to treat many immune and allergic disorders.
DB13867FluticasoneFluticasone's 2 esters are indicated as inhalers for the treatment and management of asthma by prophylaxis[FDA Label][F4364]as well as inflammatory and pruritic dermatoses[F4355]. A [DB00588] nasal spray is indicated for managing nonallergic rhinitis[F4358] while the [DB08906] nasal spray is indicated for treating season and perennial allergic rhinitis[F4361,A177130].
DB14512Mometasone furoateThere are 3 formulations of mometasone furoate with various indications. The inhaler is indicated for prophylaxis of asthma in patients ≥4 years[FDA Label]. The nasal spray is indicated for treating nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis in patients ≥2 years, treating symptoms of nasal congestion from seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients ≥2 years, treating nasal polyps in patients ≥18 years, and prophylaxis of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients ≥12 years[F4292]. The ointment is indicated for symptomatic treatment of dermatitis and pruritis in patients ≥2 years[F4295].
DB14631Prednisolone phosphateNot Available
DB14633Prednisolone hemisuccinateNot Available
DB14634Fluprednidene acetateNot Available
DB14644Methylprednisolone hemisuccinateNot Available
DB14646Prednisone acetateNot Available
DB14652Clocortolone acetateNot Available
DB14659Melengestrol acetateNot Available
DB14669Betamethasone phosphateNot Available
DB14681CortisoneNot Available
DrugDrug NameTargetType
DB01384ParamethasoneCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB01384ParamethasoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB01384ParamethasoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13208PrednylideneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00620TriamcinoloneCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB00620TriamcinoloneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00620TriamcinoloneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00620TriamcinoloneProstaglandin G/H synthase 2enzyme
DB00253MedrysoneCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB00253MedrysoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00253MedrysoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00288AmcinonideGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00288AmcinonideAnnexin A1target
DB00288AmcinonideCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00324FluorometholoneCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB00324FluorometholoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00324FluorometholoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00394Beclomethasone dipropionateCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB00394Beclomethasone dipropionateGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00394Beclomethasone dipropionateCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB00394Beclomethasone dipropionateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00443BetamethasoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00443BetamethasoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00443BetamethasoneMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB00443BetamethasoneCytochrome P450 19A1enzyme
DB00635PrednisoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00635PrednisoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00635PrednisoneMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB00635PrednisoneSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1A2transporter
DB00635PrednisoneCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
DB00635PrednisoneSerum albumincarrier
DB00635PrednisoneCorticosteroid 11-beta-dehydrogenase isozyme 1target
DB00896RimexoloneCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB00896RimexoloneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00896RimexoloneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB01013Clobetasol propionateGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB01013Clobetasol propionateCytochrome P450 1A1enzyme
DB01013Clobetasol propionateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB01047FluocinonideCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB01047FluocinonideGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB01047FluocinonideSmoothened homologtarget
DB01047FluocinonideCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB01410CiclesonideCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB01410CiclesonideCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB01410CiclesonideCytochrome P450 2D6enzyme
DB01410CiclesonideGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB01410CiclesonideLiver carboxylesterase 1enzyme
DB08970FluprednideneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB08971FluocortoloneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB09095DifluocortoloneAnnexin A3target
DB09095DifluocortoloneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB09095DifluocortoloneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB11487Dexamethasone isonicotinateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB11750ClobetasolCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB08906Fluticasone furoateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB08906Fluticasone furoateGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB08906Fluticasone furoateMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB08906Fluticasone furoateCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB08906Fluticasone furoateSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1transporter
DB08906Fluticasone furoateCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB08906Fluticasone furoateMultidrug resistance protein 1carrier
DB08906Fluticasone furoateSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1carrier
DB08906Fluticasone furoateCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB08906Fluticasone furoateCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB08906Fluticasone furoateProgesterone receptortarget
DB08906Fluticasone furoateMineralocorticoid receptortarget
DB09383MeprednisoneSerum albumincarrier
DB09383MeprednisoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB11921DeflazacortCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13003CortivazolGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00764MometasoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00764MometasoneCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB00764MometasoneProgesterone receptortarget
DB00764MometasoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB01380Cortisone acetateGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB01380Cortisone acetateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13867FluticasoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13867FluticasoneCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB13867FluticasoneMultidrug resistance protein 1carrier
DB13867FluticasoneSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1carrier
DB13867FluticasoneMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB13867FluticasoneSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1transporter
DB13867FluticasoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB13867FluticasoneCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB13867FluticasoneCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB13867FluticasoneCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB13867FluticasoneProgesterone receptortarget
DB13867FluticasoneCytosolic phospholipase A2target
DB13867FluticasoneMineralocorticoid receptortarget
DB14512Mometasone furoateGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB14512Mometasone furoateCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB14512Mometasone furoateProgesterone receptortarget
DB14512Mometasone furoateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB14634Fluprednidene acetateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme