Cyproterone acetate

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MedKoo CAT#: 315338

CAS#: 427-51-0

Description: Cyproterone acetate is an antiandrogen, i.e. it suppresses the actions of testosterone (and its metabolite dihydrotestosterone) on tissues. It acts by blocking androgen receptors which prevents androgens from binding to them and suppresses luteinizing hormone (which in turn reduces testosterone levels). Its main indications are prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, priapism, hypersexuality and other conditions in which androgen action maintains the disease process. Due to its anti-androgen effect, it can also be used to treat hirsutism, and is a common component in hormone therapy for male-to-female transsexual people.

Chemical Structure

Cyproterone acetate
CAS# 427-51-0

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 315338
Name: Cyproterone acetate
CAS#: 427-51-0
Chemical Formula: C24H29ClO4
Exact Mass: 416.17544
Molecular Weight: 416.93766
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.14; H, 7.01; Cl, 8.50; O, 15.35

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Synonym: Androcur, Cyprostat,Cyproteron, Procur, Cyprone, Cyprohexal, Ciproterona, Cyproteronum, Neoproxil, Siterone.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2aR,3aS,3bS,3cS,5aS,6R,8aS,8bR)-6-acetyl-10-chloro-3b,5a-dimethyl-2-oxo-2,2a,3,3a,3b,3c,4,5,5a,6,7,8,8a,8b-tetradecahydrocyclopenta[a]cyclopropa[g]phenanthren-6-yl acetate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C24H29ClO4/c1-12(26)24(29-13(2)27)8-6-16-14-10-20(25)19-11-21(28)15-9-18(15)23(19,4)17(14)5-7-22(16,24)3/h10-11,14-18H,5-9H2,1-4H3/t14-,15+,16-,17-,18-,22-,23-,24-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: CC(O[C@]1(C(C)=O)CC[C@]2([H])[C@]1(C)CC[C@]3([H])[C@@]4(C)[C@](C5)([H])[C@]5([H])C(C=C4C(Cl)=C[C@@]23[H])=O)=O

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO.

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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5: Leelaphiwat S, Jongwutiwes T, Lertvikool S, Tabcharoen C, Sukprasert M, Rattanasiri S, Weerakiet S. Comparison of desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol plus spironolactone versus cyproterone acetate/ethinyl estradiol in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2015 Mar;41(3):402-10. doi: 10.1111/jog.12543. Epub 2014 Oct 15. PubMed PMID: 25319761.

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8: Montani D, Bertoletti L, Chaumais MC, Perrin S, Fabre D, Chaouat A, Jaïs X, Simonneau G, Humbert M. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension complicating long-term cyproterone acetate therapy. Eur Respir Rev. 2014 Jun;23(132):260-3. doi: 10.1183/09059180.00005913. PubMed PMID: 24881082.

9: Kahraman K, Sükür YE, Atabekoğlu CS, Ateş C, Taşkın S, Cetinkaya SE, Tolunay HE, Ozmen B, Sönmezer M, Berker B. Comparison of two oral contraceptive forms containing cyproterone acetate and drospirenone in the treatment of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2014 Aug;290(2):321-8. doi: 10.1007/s00404-014-3217-5. Epub 2014 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 24676694.

10: Gourbil M, Grandvuillemin A, Beyens MN, Massy N, Gras V, D'Amico A, Miremont-Salamé G, Petitpain N; French Network of Regional Pharmacovigilance Centres. Thromboembolic events in women exposed to hormonal contraception or cyproterone acetate in 2012: a cross-sectional observational study in 30 French public hospitals. Drug Saf. 2014 Apr;37(4):269-82. doi: 10.1007/s40264-014-0149-8. PubMed PMID: 24634164.