Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
AHFS/ International Drug Names
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status  ?
Routes Oral
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 40%
Metabolism By plasma esterases, to active metabolite
Half-life 1.1–1.9 hours (metabolite)
Excretion Renal (70%) and fecal (30%)
CAS number 14484-47-0
ATC code H02AB13
PubChem CID 26709
KEGG D03671 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C25H31NO6 
Mol. mass 441.517 g/mol
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Deflazacort is a glucocorticoid used as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. It is sold in the United Kingdom by Shire under the trade name Calcort,[1] in Brazil as Cortax, Decortil, and Deflanil, and in Honduras as Flezacor.[2] It is not available in the United States.

Deflazacort is a prodrug. Its potency is around 70–90% that of prednisone.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Calcort". electronic Medicines Compendium. June 11, 2008.  Retrieved on October 28, 2008.
  2. ^ (Portuguese) "Substâncias: DEFLAZACORT". Centralx. 2008.  Retrieved on October 28, 2008.