Norgestimate

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Norgestimate
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(13-ethyl-17-ethynyl-3-hydroxyimino- 1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16- dodecahydrocyclopenta[a] phenanthren-17-yl) acetate
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com Micromedex Detailed Consumer Information
MedlinePlus a601050
Legal status
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Pharmacokinetic data
Half-life 12-30 hours
Identifiers
CAS number 35189-28-7 YesY
ATC code G03AA11 G03FA13 (only combinations with estrogens)
PubChem CID 6540478
DrugBank DB00957
ChemSpider 5022837 YesY
UNII C291HFX4DY YesY
KEGG D05209 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:50815 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL1200934 N
Chemical data
Formula C23H31NO3 
Mol. mass 369.497 g/mol
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Norgestimate is a molecule used in hormonal contraceptives.

Norgestimate is a form of progestin, which is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. Norgestimate is used with estradiol (a female sex hormone that is involved in the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system), to treat the symptoms of menopause.

Norgestimate and ethinylestradiol are used as an oral contraceptive, indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women.

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