medroxyprogesterone   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 2879

Abbreviated name: MPA
Synonyms: hydroxymethylprogesterone
Approved drug
medroxyprogesterone is an approved drug (FDA (1959))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: The DrugBank entry for medroxyprogesterone shows the structure of the acetate form. Medroxyprogesterone (drug name) is the parent compound with medroxyprogesterone acetate being the active ingredient of the approved drug.
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 3
Hydrogen bond donors 1
Rotatable bonds 1
Topological polar surface area 54.37
Molecular weight 344.24
XLogP 3.54
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES O=C1CCC2(C(=C1)C(C)CC1C2CCC2(C1CCC2(O)C(=O)C)C)C
Isomeric SMILES O=C1CC[C@]2(C(=C1)[C@@H](C)C[C@@H]1[C@@H]2CC[C@]2([C@H]1CC[C@]2(O)C(=O)C)C)C
InChI InChI=1S/C22H32O3/c1-13-11-16-17(20(3)8-5-15(24)12-19(13)20)6-9-21(4)18(16)7-10-22(21,25)14(2)23/h12-13,16-18,25H,5-11H2,1-4H3/t13-,16+,17-,18-,20+,21-,22-/m0/s1
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Used as a contraceptive and also to treat abnormal uterine conditions. Aditionally used to treat GnRH-dependent forms of precocious puberty.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
This synthetic progestin mimics the actions of progesterone with greater potency. Binds to the progesterone receptor in cells which has the effect of slowing the release of gonadotrophin releasing hormone from the hypothalamus and blunts the pre-ovulatory LH surge.