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Compound Summary for: CID 11683

Megestrol Acetate

Also known as: Megace, Megestryl acetate, Magestin, Megeron, Niagestin, Ovaban, Ovarid, 595-33-5, Megace ES
Molecular Formula: C24H32O4   Molecular Weight: 384.50848   InChIKey: RQZAXGRLVPAYTJ-GQFGMJRRSA-N
Megestrol acetate is a progestogen with actions and uses similar to those of the progestogens in general. It also has anti-androgenic properties. It is given by mouth in the palliative treatment or as an adjunct to other therapy in endometrial carcinoma and in breast cancer. Megestrol acetate has been approved to treat anorexia and cachexia. (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)   From: MeSH
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