Chemical Component Summary

NameDEXAMETHASONE
Identifiers(8S,9R,10S,11S,13S,14S,16R,17R)-9-fluoro-11,17-dihydroxy-17-(2-hydroxyethanoyl)-10,13,16-trimethyl-6,7,8,11,12,14,15,16-octahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one
FormulaC22 H29 F O5
Molecular Weight392.46
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESC[C@@H]1C[C@H]2[C@@H]3CCC4=CC(=O)C=C[C@]4(C)[C@@]3(F)[C@@H](O)C[C@]2(C)[C@@]1(O)C(=O)CO
InChIInChI=1S/C22H29FO5/c1-12-8-16-15-5-4-13-9-14(25)6-7-19(13,2)21(15,23)17(26)10-20(16,3)22(12,28)18(27)11-24/h6-7,9,12,15-17,24,26,28H,4-5,8,10-11H2,1-3H3/t12-,15+,16+,17+,19+,20+,21+,22+/m1/s1
InChIKeyUREBDLICKHMUKA-CXSFZGCWSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count57
Chiral Atom Count8
Bond Count60
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB01234 
NameDexamethasone
Groups
  • approved
  • investigational
  • vet_approved
DescriptionDexamethasone, or MK-125, is a corticosteroid fluorinated at position 9 used to treat endocrine, rheumatic, collagen, dermatologic, allergic, ophthalmic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, hematologic, neoplastic, edematous, and other conditions.[L10701] Developed in 1957, it is structurally similar to other corticosteroids like [hydrocortisone] and [prednisolone].[A188724,A188724] Dexamethasone was granted FDA approval on 30 October 1958.[L10695]
Synonyms
  • 9alpha-Fluoro-16alpha-methylprednisolone
  • 1-Dehydro-16α-methyl-9α-fluorohydrocortisone
  • 9α-Fluoro-16α-methylprednisolone
  • Dexametasona
  • Dexaméthasone
Brand Names
  • TaperDex 12-day
  • Ciprodex
  • Ropidex
  • Sofracort Sterile Ear/eye Ointment
  • DexMoxiKetor PF
IndicationDexamethasone and [ciprofloxacin] otic suspension is indicated for bacterial infections with inflammation in acute otitis media and acute otitis externa.[L10698] Intramuscular and intravenous injections are indicated for a number of endocrine, rheumatic, collagen, dermatologic, allergic, ophthalmic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, hematologic, neoplastic, edematous, and other conditions.[L10701] Oral tablets are indicated for the treatment of multiple myeloma.[L10710] An intravitreal implant is indicated for some forms of macular edema and non-infectious posterior uveitis affecting the posterior of the eye.[L10719] Various ophthalmic formulations are indicated for inflammatory conditions of the eye.[L10704,L10707,L10713,L10716,L10722,L10725]
Categories
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Adrenals
  • Agents Causing Muscle Toxicity
  • Agents for Treatment of Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissures for Topical Use
  • Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
ATC-Code
  • R01AD53
  • D07XB05
  • R01AD03
  • D10AA03
  • S01CB01
CAS number50-02-2

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Glucocorticoid receptorMDSKESLTPGREENPSSVLAQERGDVMDFYKTLRGGATVKVSASSPSLAV...unknownagonist
Nuclear receptor subfamily 0 group B member 1MAGENHQWQGSILYNMLMSAKQTRAAPEAPETRLVDQCWGCSCGDEPGVG...unknownstimulator
Annexin A1MAMVSEFLKQAWFIENEEQEYVQTVKSSKGGPGSAVSPYPTFNPSSDVAA...unknownagonist
Nitric oxide synthase, inducibleMACPWKFLFKTKFHQYAMNGEKDINNNVEKAPCATSSPVTQDDLQYHNLS...unknownnegative modulator
Nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group I member 2MEVRPKESWNHADFVHCEDTESVPGKPSVNADEEVGGPQICRVCGDKATG...unknownagonist
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682