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Diflucortolone

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Diflucortolone

(Science: chemical) 6 alpha,9-difluoro-11 beta,21-dihydroxy-16 alpha-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione. A topical glucocorticoid used in various dermatoses. It is absorbed through the skin, bound to plasma albumin, and may cause adrenal suppression. It is also administered as the valerate.

Pharmacological action: glucocorticoids, synthetic, glucocorticoids, topical.

chemical name: Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 6,9-difluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16-methyl-, (6alpha,11beta,16alpha)-