Cyproterone acetate

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Scientific Name: Cyproterone acetate
Brand Name: Androcur, Cléo -35, Cyestra-35, Diane
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action The direct antiandrogenic effect of cyproterone is blockage of the binding of dihydrotestosterone to the specific receptors in the prostatic carcinoma cell. In addition, cyproterone exerts a negative feed-back on the hypothalamo-pituitary axis, by inhibiting the secretion of luteinizing hormone resulting in diminished production of testicular testosterone.
Description of the Drug: Cyproterone acetate is a steroid used in combination with ethinyl estradiol to treat women with severe acne and symptoms of androgenization. Also used alone at much higher doses for palliative treatment of patients with prostate cancer
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from