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(prednicarbate) Ointment 0.1%
DERMATOP® Ointment (prednicarbate ointment) 0.1% contains the non-halogenated prednisolone derivative prednicarbate. The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic agents.
Each gram of DERMATOP Ointment 0.1% contains 1.0mg of prednicarbate in a base consisting of white petrolatum, octyldodecanol, glyceryl oleate, propylene glycol, citric acid, and propyl gallate.
Prednicarbate has the empirical formula C27H36O8 and a molecular weight of 488.58. The CAS Registry Number is 73771-04-7. The chemical structure is:
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