Prednisolone

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Prednisolone, the active form of prednisone.

Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid steroid and the active metabolite of the commonly used synthetic drug prednisone. It is the drug of choice for all conditions in which routine systemic corticosteroid therapy is indicated, except adrenal deficiency states.

Its IUPAC name is (8S,9S,10R,11S,13S,14S,17R)-11,17-dihydroxy-17-(2-hydroxyacetyl)-10,13-dimethyl-7, 8,9,11,12,14,15,16-octahydro-6H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one and it has chemical formula C21H28O5.


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