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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

beclomethasone dipropionate 
The dipropionate salt of a synthetic glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties. After cell surface receptor attachment and cell entry, beclomethasone enters the nucleus where it binds to and activates specific nuclear receptors, resulting in an altered gene expression and inhibition of proinflammatory cytokine production. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:BDP
US brand names:Beclovent
Beconase
Qvar
Vancenase
Vanceril
Abbreviation:BECLOMETH
Chemical structure:(11beta,16beta)-9-chloro-11-hydroxy-16-methyl-17,21-bis(1-oxopropoxy)pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione