Oral beclomethasone: a review of its use in inflammatory bowel disease.

Silvio Danese, Erika Angelucci, Stefano Marconi, Alessandro Repici, Alberto Malesci

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Corticosteroids have represented the mainstay of medical treatment for induction of remission in inflammatory bowel disease. Aim of this paper is to review mechanisms of action, safety and efficacy of beclomethasone dipropionate, a steroid with enhanced topical intestinal activity and low systemic activity, in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1459-1463
Number of pages5
JournalMini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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