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Medroxyprogesterone



Medroxyprogesterone
Systematic (IUPAC) name
17-acetyl-17-hydroxy- 6,10,13-trimethyl- 1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16, 17- tetradecahydrocyclopenta[a] phenanthren-3-one
Identifiers
CAS number 520-85-4
ATC code G03AC06 G03DA02, L02AB02
PubChem 10631
DrugBank APRD00627
Chemical data
Formula C22H32O3 
Mol. mass 344.488 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Protein binding 90%
Metabolism  ?
Half life 50 days
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.

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Legal status
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Medroxyprogesterone is a progestin, and is commonly a component of hormonal contraceptives. It can be used in the treatment of endometriosis, abnormal menstrual bleeding or amenorrhea.[1][2] Possible side effects include weight gain, depression, and irregular menses or amenorrhea.

Additional recommended knowledge

References

  1. ^ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a682470.html
  2. ^ http://www.medicinenet.com/medroxyprogesterone/article.htm

See also


 
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