Algestone

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Algestone
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Clinical data
Synonyms Dihydroxyprogesterone; DHP; Alfasone; Alphasone; Neo-Alfasol; 16α,17α-Dihydroxyprogesterone; 16α,17α-Dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione; Alphasone; Alfasone
Drug class Progestin; Progestogen
ATC code
  • None
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
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ChEBI
ECHA InfoCard 100.008.974 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Formula C21H30O4
Molar mass 346.461 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Algestone (INN), also known as alphasone or alfasone, as well as dihydroxyprogesterone, is a progestin which was never marketed.[1] Another progestin, algestone acetophenide, in contrast, has been marketed as a hormonal contraceptive.[1]

Chemistry[edit]

Algestone, also known as 16α,17α-dihydroxyprogesterone or as 16α,17α-dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, is a synthetic pregnane steroid and a derivative of progesterone and 17α-hydroxyprogesterone.[1] Closely related analogues of algestone include 16α-hydroxyprogesterone, algestone acetonide, and algestone acetophenide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c A. D. Roberts (1991). Dictionary of Steroids: Chemical Data, Structures, and Bibliographies. CRC Press. p. 336. ISBN 978-0-412-27060-4. Retrieved 25 May 2012.