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C21H28O5 A glucocorticoid that is a dehydrogenated analog of hydrocortisone.



a synthetic medication; a hormonal preparation. It has an anti-inflammatory and antiallergic effect. It is used in the form of tablets, a solution for injection, and ointments for the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, some kidney diseases, and bronchial asthma.

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Our principal products in this category, Pediapred in the USA and Coracten in the UK, both achieved double-digit growth in sales, with 1998 sales of (pound)6 million being achieved by both products.
With 185 sales people operating in 12 regional business units, our salesforce is of an appropriate size to support our highly targeted niche marketing strategy and its positive impact is becoming increasingly evident with promising growth in prescriptions written for Tussionex, Zaroxolyn and Pediapred in the second half of 1997.
US sales of other products showed significant growth, increasing by 22% with good performances from Ionamin, for obesity, and Pediapred, a patented corticosteroid.