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asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th May, 2020

What class of steroid is dexamethasone?

Dexamethasone is classified as a corticosteroid (more precisely a glucocorticosteroid), and has many uses in the treatment of cancer.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what class of steroid is triamcinolone?

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Class B: Triamcinolone acetonide type Class D1: Betamethasone dipropionate type
Fluocinolone acetonide (Derma-Smoothe 0.01%, Synalar 0.025% O) Mometasone furoate (Elocon 0.1% C, L)
Halcinonide (Halog 0.025%, C)
Triamcinolone acetonide (Aristocort, Kenalog, Triacet 0.1%, O)

Similarly, which corticosteroid is most potent? These topical steroids are considered to have the highest potency:

  • Clobetasol propionate 0.05% (Temovate)
  • Halobetasol propionate 0.05% (Ultravate cream, ointment, lotion)
  • Diflorasone diacetate 0.05% (Psorcon ointment)
  • Betamethasone dipropionate 0.25% (Diprolene ointment, gel)

Similarly one may ask, what are the classes of steroids?

Two main classes of corticosteroids, glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids, are involved in a wide range of physiological processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior.

WHO classification topical steroids?

Classification of topical corticosteroids

Topical corticosteroid Formulation
Hydrocortisone valerate Ointment, 0.2%
Triamcinolone acetonide Cream, 0.1%
Betamethasone dipropionate Lotion, 0.02%
Betamethasone valerate Cream, 0.1%

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