Basic information Natural progesterone Side effects of human estrogen Safety Related Supplier
ChemicalBook >  Product Catalog >  API >  Circulatory system drugs >  Antihypertensive drugs >  Drospirenone


Basic information Natural progesterone Side effects of human estrogen Safety Related Supplier
Drospirenone Basic information
Drospirenone Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:196-200°C
  • alpha -180 º (c=0.5, chloroform)
  • Boiling point:552.2±50.0 °C(Predicted)
  • Density 1.26±0.1 g/cm3(Predicted)
  • storage temp. 2-8°C
  • solubility DMSO: ≥15
  • form powder
  • color white to tan
  • optical activity[α]/D -180 to -195°, c = 1 in methanol
Safety Information
Drospirenone Usage And Synthesis
  • Natural progesteroneDrospirenone is the only progesterone that has the characteristics similar to the natural progesterone currently, its structure is more like that of the natural progesterone compare with the structure of the progesterone contained in the traditional oral contraceptives.
    Except the effect of anti-androgen, drospirenone has the role of anti-mineralocorticoid which can prevent water and sodium retain in the body. Not only it has the a great effectivenes of contraception, there are also many good impacts on women's health like reducing the acne, making the skin more smooth and controling the weight efficaciously.
    Information on the use of oral contraceptives, drospirenone, side effects and other information edited by Chemicalbook maggie.
  • Side effects of human estrogenDrospirenone is a new synthetic progestin designed to mimic the effects of progesterone, it is the preogesterone which the pharmacological properties is closet to that of the natural progesterone, its also has the advantages of both salt corticosteroids and anti-androgen.
    As a birth control hormones, Its can reduce the risk of pregnency by imitating progesterone, and increasing the levels of hormones. Therefore drospirenone is promoted as an effective contraception. However, since it has entered the market, drospirenone displays a negative impact on the female estrogen. When two hormones are mixed together, it would bring some bad influence to people.
    When drospirenone reacts with estrogen, it can cause the blood thicken. It looks not like a big problem, but the blood clotting would lead to the formation of the thrombosis. The gore forming in the veins can impede blood flow or even plug in some vital organs like the heart, brain and lungs etc when it flowing. The thrombosis would Interference the heart from receiving blood which can cause a heart attack. If it affect the blood flow in brain, it would resulting in a stroke.
    There is a possibility of side effects for any women who take the drospirenone, but the people who is obesity, smoking, depression, and have some diseases like the diabetes and high blood pressure are more likely to form the thrombosis when they take the contraception contained the drospirenone.
  • DescriptionThe steroid drospirenone in combination with the estrogen agonist ethinylestradiol was introduced in Germany as a new oral contraceptive for women. This analog of the aldosterone antagonist spironoiactone can be synthesized in five steps from 3β-hydroxy- 15β,16β-methylene-5-androsten-l7-one. Since its binding profile for steroid receptors is very similar to progesterone, drospirenone mimics the progestogen agonistic activity as well as the anti-androgenic and anti-mineralocorticoid properties of the endogenous hormone. In rats, drospirenone inhibited ovulation at 6.3 mglkglday p.o. Compared with currently available progestins which lack anti-mineralocorticoid activity, drospirenone did not cause weight gain that could result from fluid retention in clinical studies. Its combination with ethinylestradiol was well tolerated and did not engender adverse effects on blood pressure or plasma lipid levels. Drospirenone is rapidly absorbed in man with an oral bioavailability of 76%. It is extensively metabolized since over 20 different metabolites were observed in the urine and in the feces, resulting for instance from hydrolysis of the lactone in the plasma or reductive conjugation of the enone to the 3-sulfate ester of 45 dihydrodrospirenone. Its elimination is bi-exponential with an initial and a terminal half-life of 2 and 25-33h respectively.
  • Chemical PropertiesOff-White Crystalline Powder
  • OriginatorSchering AG (Germany)
  • UsesSynthetic progestogen exhibiting antimineralocorticoid and antiandrogenic activity.
  • Usesantiviral
  • Usesanti-cancer therapeutic
  • Manufacturing Process2.75 g of trimethyl sulfoxonium iodide is stirred in 57 ml of dimethyl sulfoxide with 341 mg of 80% sodium hydride oil suspension for 2 h at room temperature. The almost clear solution is combined under nitrogen with 2.0 g of 15α,16α-methylene-3-oxo-4,6-androstadiene-[17(β-1')-spiro- 5']perhydrofuran-2'-one and agitated for 24 h at room temperature. The mixture is then stirred into ice water, the thus-obtained precipitate is filtered off, washed with water, and taken up in methylene chloride. After drying and evaporation, the residue is purified by repeated preparative layer chromatography, thus obtaining 520 mg of 6β,7β,15α,16α-dimethylene-3-oxo- 4-androstene-[17(β-1')-spiro-5']perhydrofuran-2'-one (drospirenone).
  • brand nameYasmin
  • Therapeutic FunctionAldosterone antagonist
  • General DescriptionDrospirenone, 3-oxo-6β,7β:15β,16β-dimethylene-17α-pregn-4-en-21,17-carbolactone,differs structurally from all the other commercially availableprogestins. Its structure is similar to that of spironolactone,an MR antagonist, and it does have antimineralocorticoidactivity as well as progestational activity. It isalso reported to have some antiandrogenic effects. Thespirolactone at C17 and the two cyclopropyl groups at C6-C7 and C15-C16 contribute to these unique actions.Drospirenone is the progestin component in the newer oralcontraceptives, Yasmin and Yaz, and in the HRT product,Angeliq.
Drospirenone(67392-87-4)Related Product Information
  • Company Name:J & K SCIENTIFIC LTD.
  • Tel:400-666-7788 010-82848833-
  • Products Intro:Product Name:Drospirenone
    Purity:98.0%(LC) Package:200MG
  • Company Name:Chembest Research Laboratories Limited
  • Tel:021-20908456-
  • Products Intro:Product Name:Drospirenone(Dihydrospirorenone)
  • Company Name:TCI (Shanghai) Development Co., Ltd.
  • Tel:021-67121386 / 800-988-0390
  • Products Intro:Product Name:Drospirenone
    Purity:98.0% LC Package:200MG
  • Company Name:Pure Chemistry Scientific Inc.
  • Tel:001-857-928-2050 or 1-888-588-9418
  • Products Intro:Product Name:Drospirenone
    Purity:98% Package:25Mg
  • Company Name:LGM Pharma
  • Tel:1-(800)-881-8210
  • Products Intro:Product Name:Drospirenone
    Purity:Typically NLT 98%