Cyproterone acetate (CPA)
Molecular formula: C24H29ClO4
Molecular weight: 416.94
Melting point: 200-201°C
Assay: 99% Min
Cyproterone acetate is a steroidal anti-androgen that blocks the androgen-receptor interaction and reduces serum testosterone through its weak anti-gonadotropic action. It can be regarded as the only anti-hormone that causes complete androgen blockade as monotherapy.
What is it used for?
Cyproterone acetate has several uses.
1)It belongs to a class of medicines called anti-androgens. It works by blocking the action of the male sex hormones (androgens) and reducing the amount of androgens produced in the body.
2)In general this drug is used in men to treat cancer of the prostate gland (a small gland found in men) and to reduce sex drive. It may also be given to women who have severe acne or excessive hair growth on the face and body.
3)Benefits of being on this drug can include reduced growth and spread of cancer cells and in prostate cancer patients, a reduced sex drive in men who have increased interest in sex, less body hair in women who have excessive hair, and treatment of acne in women.
The typical uses of cyproterone acetate.
1)To reduce the possible worsening of prostate cancer, when starting other treatments for the condition.
2)For long-term treatment of prostate cancer when other medicines or surgery are not possible
3)To control sexual desire in men who have an increased sex drive (hypersexuality) and/or a sexual disorder
4)To treat excessive hair growth on the face and body in women
5) To treat severe acne in women (in combination with other hormonal drugs)
— Landmark Elite Team