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Synonyms: Entocort® | Eohilia® (budesonide oral suspension) | Jorveza® | Pulmicort® | S-1320 | Uceris®
budesonide is an approved drug (FDA (1997), EMA (2018))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid. The INN document specifies that the approved drug consists of a racemic mixture of two epimers, based on the stereocentre of the carbon where the butyl chain meets the rest of the molecule. Our structure does not specify strereochemistry at this point and represents the mixture. The two epimers are represented by CID 40000 and CID 63006.
COVID-19: Results from a Phase 2 clinical trial have shown that a short duration administration of budesonide in the early phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection reduces both the likelihood of needing urgent medical care and time to recovery .
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|Yes (FDA (1997), EMA (2018))
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|Entocort® | Eohilia® (budesonide oral suspension) | Jorveza® | Pulmicort® | S-1320 | Uceris®
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|84619 (in complex with Glucocorticoid receptor)
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Budesonide (links to external site)
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