"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved asfotase alfa (Strensiq, Alexion Pharmaceuticals) as the first-ever therapy for patients who develop hypophosphatasia, a rare metabolic bone disorder, in childhood.
(Generic versions may still be available.)
Naturally occurring glucocorticoids (hydrocor-tisone and cortisone), which also have salt-retaining properties, are used as replacement therapy in adrenocortical deficiency states. Their synthetic analogs are primarily used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects in disorders of many organ systems.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/6/2005
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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