Oral Beclomethasone: A Review of its Use in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Author(s): Silvio Danese, Erika Angelucci, Stefano Marconi, Alessandro Repici, Alberto Malesci.

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 8 , Issue 14 , 2008

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Corticosteroids have represented the mainstay of medical treatment for induction of remission in inflammatory bowel disease. Aim of this paper is to review mechanisms of action, safety and efficacy of beclomethasone dipropionate, a steroid with enhanced topical intestinal activity and low systemic activity, in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Year: 2008
Page: [1459 - 1463]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/138955708786786444
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