Active Ingredient History

  • Now
Diethylstilbestrol (DES), also known as stilbestrol or stilboestrol, is a nonsteroidal estrogen medication, which is presently rarely used. In the past, it was widely used for a variety of indications, including pregnancy support for those with a history of recurrent miscarriage, hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms and estrogen deficiency, treatment of prostate cancer and breast cancer, and other uses. By 2007, it was only used in the treatment of prostate cancer and breast cancer. In 2011, Hoover and colleagues reported on adverse health outcomes linked to DES including infertility, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, preeclampsia, preterm birth, stillbirth, infant death, menopause prior to age 45, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. While most commonly taken by mouth, DES was available for use by other routes as well, for instance, vaginal, topical, and by injection.   Wikipedia

  • SMILES: CC\C(=C(\CC)/c1ccc(O)cc1)\c2ccc(O)cc2
  • Mol. Mass: 268.36
  • ALogP: 4.83
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Missing data
  • Delivery Methods: Oral, Parenteral, Topical
  • Pro Drug: No
4,4'-dihydroxy-alpha,beta-diethylstilbene | 4,4'-dihydroxy-α,β-diethylstilbene | agostilben | alpha,alpha'-diethyl-(e)-4,4'-stilbenediol | antigestil | apstil | cyren a | des | diethylstilbestrol | diethylstilbestrolum | dietilestilbestrol | distilbene | (e)-3,4-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-hexene | (e)-4,4'-(1,2-diethyl-1,2-ethenediyl)bisphenol | estrobene | estrogenine | estromenin | fonatol | new-estranol 1 | palestrol | stilbestroform | stilbestrol | stilbetin | stilboesterol | stilboestrol | synestrin | synthestrin | tampovagan | trans-4,4'-(1,2-diethyl-1,2-ethenediyl)bisphenol | trans-diethylstilbesterol | trans-diethylstilbestrol | trans-diethylstilboesterol | α,α'-diethyl-(e)-4,4'-stilbenediol


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