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Gestonorone caproate

Gestonorone caproate
Systematic (IUPAC) name
3,20-Dioxo-19-norpregn-4-en-17-yl hexanoate
CAS Registry Number
ATC code G03 L02
PubChem CID:
ChemSpider  Y
Synonyms Gestonorone hexanoate, gestronol hexanoate, gestronol caproate, norhydroxyprogesterone caproate
Chemical data
Formula C26H38O4
Molecular mass 414.57752 g/mol

Gestonorone caproate (INN, USAN, JAN) (brand names Depostat, Primostat), also known as gestronol hexanoate (BANM), as well as 17α-hydroxy-19-norprogesterone caproate, is a synthetic, steroidal progestin.[1][2][3][4][5] As a depot administered via intramuscular injection, it is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and endometrial cancer.[6]

See also


  1. ^ J. Elks (14 November 2014). The Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data: Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies. Springer. pp. 595–.  
  2. ^ Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory. Taylor & Francis. January 2000. p. 488.  
  3. ^ I.K. Morton; Judith M. Hall (6 December 2012). Concise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents: Properties and Synonyms. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 132–.  
  4. ^ Muller (19 June 1998). European Drug Index: European Drug Registrations, Fourth Edition. CRC Press. pp. 338–.  
  5. ^ William Andrew Publishing (22 October 2013). Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Elsevier. pp. 1761–1762.  
  6. ^ David E. Thurston (22 November 2006). Chemistry and Pharmacology of Anticancer Drugs. CRC Press. pp. 154–155.  

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