Active Ingredient History

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Chlormadinone acetate (CMA) is a derivative of naturally secreted progesterone that shows high affinity and activity at the progesterone receptor. It has an anti-estrogenic effect and, in contrast to natural progesterone, shows moderate anti-androgenic properties. CMA acts by blocking androgen receptors in target organs and by reducing the activity of skin 5alpha-reductase. It suppresses gonadotropin secretion and thereby reduces ovarian and adrenal androgen production. CMA shows high contraceptive efficacy by inhibiting ovulation due to its ability to suppress or disrupt endogenous gonadotropin secretion and, by this, inhibits follicular growth and maturation. In addition, it suppresses endometrial thickness and increases the viscosity of cervical mucus. Chlormadinone acetate was withdrawn from the market in the USA, but it is still being used in Europe under the name Belara.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CC(=O)[C@@]1(O)CC[C@H]2[C@@H]3C=C(Cl)C4=CC(=O)CC[C@]4(C)[C@H]3CC[C@]12C
  • Mol. Mass: 362.89
  • ALogP: 4.75
  • ChEMBL Molecules:
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