Megestrol

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Megestrol
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Identifiers
  • 17-hydroxy-6-methylpregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC22H30O3
Molar mass342.479 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
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Megestrol (INN, BAN) is a progestin of the 17α-hydroxyprogesterone group which was never marketed and is not currently used clinically.[1][2] Its acylated derivative megestrol acetate is also a progestogen, which, in contrast to megestrol itself, has been extensively used as a pharmaceutical drug.[1][2]

Synthesis[edit]

Megestrol synthesis:[3] U.S. Patent 2,891,079

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Macdonald F (1997). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. CRC Press. p. 1267. ISBN 978-0-412-46630-4. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory. Taylor & Francis US. 2000. p. 641. ISBN 978-3-88763-075-1. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  3. ^ Ringold HJ, Ruelas JP, Batres E, Djerassi C (1959). "Steroids. CXVIII.16-Methyl Derivatives of 17α-Hydroxyprogesterone and of Reichstein's Substance "S"". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 81 (14): 3712–3716. doi:10.1021/ja01523a055.