Deflazacort versus other glucocorticoids: a comparison

Indian J Dermatol. 2008;53(4):167-70. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.44786.


Steroids form an important component of dermatological therapy and are used since very long time for different conditions in different forms. Though very few molecules are used since very long time, the side effect associated with this group of drugs are almost always there. Recently a new molecule deflazacort has been introduced into Indian market, is a glucocorticoid and a derivative of old molecule prednisolone. Though claimed to be having less side effect, very few studies have been done in Indian prospective. This review will highlight the very basics of this drug and its advantages and disadvantages.

Keywords: Deflazacort; glucocorticoids; topical therapy.