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Quingestanol acetate

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Quingestanol acetate

Quingestanol acetate
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(17β)-3-(Cyclopentyloxy)-17-ethynylestra-3,5-dien-17-yl acetate
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Prescription only
Routes Oral
CAS number
ATC code G03
G03 (with an estrogen)
Chemical data
Formula C27H36O3 
Mol. mass 408.573 g/mol

Quingestanol acetate (INN, USAN; Demovis, Pilomin) is a steroidal progestin with some androgenic activity which is used as an oral, once-a-month or postcoital hormonal contraceptive.[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ F.. Macdonald (1997). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. CRC Press. p. 1721.  
  2. ^ Giannina T, Steinetz BG, Rassaert CL, McDougall EA, Meli A (July 1969). "Biological profile of quingestanol acetate". Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (New York, N.Y.) 131 (3): 781–9.  
  3. ^ Mischler TW, Rubio B, Larranaga A, Guiloff E, Moggia AV (March 1974). "Further experience with quingestanol acetate as a postcoital oral contraceptive". Contraception 9 (3): 221–5.  
  4. ^ Donde UM, Virkar KD (June 1975). "Biochemical studies with once-a-month contraceptive pill containing quinestrol-quingestanol acetate". Contraception 11 (6): 681–8.  

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