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Dexamethasone 21-phosphate disodium salt


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≤1% ethanol


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human ... NR3C1(2908)

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Dexamethasone 21-phosphate disodium salt has been used:
  • as a positive control to study its effects on ocular shedding of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in the induced reactivation (IR) and spontaneous shedding (SS) rabbit models
  • as a receptor analog to study its effects on glucocorticoid receptor activation in suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN)-lesioned mice
  • to study its protective effects against cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in the inner ear of guinea pigs


1, 5 g in glass bottle
100, 500 mg in glass bottle

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Dexamethasone 21-phosphate (Dex 21-P) is a pro-drug that can undergo dephosphorylation to form dexamethasone with the help of intra-erythrocyte enzymes. It exhibits therapeutic effects against cystic fibrosis and postoperative cataract. Dex 21-P disodium salt is a synthetic adrenal corticosteroid and possesses anti-inflammatory activity.


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Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Repr. 2

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11 - Combustible Solids



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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Morena B Sant'Anna et al.
Scientific reports, 6, 26955-26955 (2016-05-28)
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Amy E Cohen et al.
Ophthalmology, 119(1), 66-73 (2011-11-26)
Determine safe, effective, iontophoretic dose(s) of EGP-437 (dexamethasone phosphate formulated for iontophoresis) in patients with noninfectious anterior uveitis; evaluate systemic drug exposures. Prospective, phase I/II, multicenter, double-masked, parallel group, randomized clinical trial. Forty outpatients with anterior uveitis. Forty of 42...
Parawee Rattanakit et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 422(1-2), 254-263 (2011-11-22)
A novel extrusion printing system was used to create drug delivery structures wherein dexamethasone-21-phosphate disodium salt (Dex21P) was encapsulated within a biodegradable polymer (PLGA) and water soluble poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) configurations. The ability to control the drug release profile through...
Andrew M McMillan et al.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 344, e3260-e3260 (2012-05-24)
To investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound guided corticosteroid injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Randomised, investigator and participant blinded, placebo controlled trial. University clinic in Melbourne, Australia. 82 people with a clinical and ultrasound diagnosis of plantar fasciitis unrelated...
Kang Ho Kim et al.
Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.), 30(8), 905-916 (2016-06-30)
Liver fibrosis is a reversible wound-healing process that is protective in the short term, but prolonged fibrotic responses lead to excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix components that suppresses hepatocyte regeneration, resulting in permanent liver damage. Upon liver damage, nonparenchymal cells...

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