Cortone

Active Ingredient(s): Cortisone
FDA Approved: * June 13, 1950
Pharm Company: * MERCK
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

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Cortone Overview

Cortisone is a pregnane (21-carbon) steroid hormone. It is a naturally-occurring corticosteroid metabolite that is also used as a pharmaceutical prodrug; it is not synthesized in the adrenal glands. Cortisol is converted by the action of the enzyme corticosteroid 11-beta-dehydrogenase isozyme 2 into the inactive metabolite cortisone, particularly in the kidneys. Cortisone is converted back to the active steroid cortisol by the action of the enzyme 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1,...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Cortisone
  • Injection: 25mg/ml, 50mg/ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 25mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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