Bell's Palsy

Also known as: Bell Palsy / Palsy, Bell / Facial palsy / Palsy Bells / VIIth nerve paralysis / VIIth nerve palsy

DrugDrug NameDrug Description
DB00787AcyclovirAciclovir is a guanosine analog antiviral drug and an antimetabolite used in the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, varicella zoster (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles). Aciclovir has also been investigated for the treatment of herpes labialis applied using an iontophoretic device. Currently approved drugs for the treatment of herpes labialis (cold sores) exhibit low levels of efficacy due to the limited ability of the drugs to penetrate the skin to the site where the herpes virus is replicating. Iontophoresis uses electric current to enhance the delivery of drugs through the skin.
DB00860PrednisoloneA glucocorticoid with the general properties of the corticosteroids. It is the drug of choice for all conditions in which routine systemic corticosteroid therapy is indicated, except adrenal deficiency states.
DB00635PrednisoneA synthetic anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid derived from cortisone. It is biologically inert and converted to prednisolone in the liver.
DB01284TetracosactideTetracosactide (also known as Cosyntropin) is a synthetic peptide that is identical to the 24-amino acid segment (sequence: SYSMEHFRWGKPVGKKRRPVKVYP) at the N-terminal of adrenocorticotropic hormone. ACTH (1-24), a segment similar in all species, contains the biological activity that stimulates production of corticosteroids in the adrenal cortex. Tetracosactide exhibits the same activity as natural ACTH with regard to all its biological activities. The complex results in a product whose absorption in man is effected over a longer period of time as compared to corticotropin. Therefore, therapy may be maintained with less frequent administration.
DrugDrug NamePhaseStatusCount
DB00860Prednisolone2 / 3Recruiting1
DB00635Prednisone2 / 3Recruiting1
DB01234DexamethasoneNot AvailableNot Yet Recruiting1
DB00860PrednisoloneNot AvailableUnknown Status1
DB00635PrednisoneNot AvailableCompleted1
DB00577ValaciclovirNot AvailableCompleted1