Progestins

Compounds that interact with PROGESTERONE RECEPTORS in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of PROGESTERONE. Primary actions of progestins, including natural and synthetic steroids, are on the UTERUS and the MAMMARY GLAND in preparation for and in maintenance of PREGNANCY.
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB01431AllylestrenolAllylestrenol was designed to be used for miscarriage prevention, prevention of premature labour and has been investigated for possible use in men for treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
DB00294EtonogestrelEtonogestrel is administered in subdermal implants as long-acting reversible contraception. It is known to be effective in postpartum insertion including breastfeeding women.[A175990] Etonogestrel is part of the long-acting contraceptive implants that prevent pregnancy. The implant's effect can remain for 5 years.[L5698]
DB00603Medroxyprogesterone acetateUsed as a contraceptive and to treat secondary amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, pain associated with endometriosis, endometrial and renal cell carcinomas, paraphilia in males, GnRH-dependent forms of precocious puberty, as well as to prevent endometrial changes associated with estrogens.
DB00396Progesterone**Gelatinized capsules** The gelatinized capsules are indicated for use in the prevention of endometrial hyperplasia in non-hysterectomized postmenopausal women who are receiving conjugated estrogens tablets. They are also indicated for use in secondary amenorrhea [FDA label]. **Vaginal gel** Progesterone gel (8%) is indicated as progesterone supplementation or replacement as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”) treatment for infertile women with progesterone deficiency. The lower concentration progesterone gel (4%) is used in the treatment of secondary amenorrhea, with the use of the 8% concentration if there is no therapeutic response to the 4% gel [F3898]. **Vaginal insert** This form is indicated to support embryo implantation and early pregnancy by supplementation of corpus luteal function as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment program for infertile women [F3901]. **Injection (intramuscular)** This drug is indicated in amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance in the absence of organic pathology, such as submucous fibroids or uterine cancer [F3907]. **Tablets, contraceptive** The tablet form of progesterone in contraceptive formulations is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy [F3904].
DB00717NorethisteroneFor the treatment of secondary amenorrhea, endometriosis, and abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance in the absence of organic pathology, such as submucous fibroids or uterine cancer.
DB06789Hydroxyprogesterone caproateHydroxyprogesterone caproate is indicated for the prevention of spontaneous preterm births in singleton pregnancies in women who have previously had a spontaneous preterm birth. (1)
DB00304DesogestrelOral desogestrel is used in combination with [ethinylestradiol] as a contraceptive agent for the prevention of pregnancy.[FDA label] Desogestrel is part of the combined oral contraceptives that contain a mix of estrogen and progestin which inhibit ovulation.[L5698]
DB00378DydrogesteroneUsed to treat irregular duration of cycles and irregular occurrence and duration of periods caused by progesterone deficiency. Also used to prevent natural abortion in patients who have a history of habitual abortions.
DB06730GestodeneNot Available
DB11372AltrenogestNot Available
DB11619GestrinoneEndometriosis with or without accompanying sterility. Treatment is limited to a single course of 6 months duration per lifetime [L1699, L1700].
DB09124MedrogestoneMedrogestone is indicated as adjunct to treat endometial shedding in menopausal women, to treat secondary amenorrhea, to induce menses and to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding in adult and adolescent women.[T76]
DB11636NomegestrolNot Available
DB13230GestonoroneNot Available
DB13533MethylestrenoloneNot Available
DB13563NorgestrienoneNot Available
DB13602PromegestoneNot Available
DB13857DemegestoneNot Available
DB00351Megestrol acetateFor the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or an unexplained, significant weight loss in patients with a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Also used for the palliative management of recurrent, inoperable, or metastatic breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and prostate cancer in Canada and some other countries.
DB00367LevonorgestrelFor the treatment of menopausal and postmenopausal disorders and alone or in combination with other hormones as an oral contraceptive.
DB09123DienogestIndicated for use as the treatment of endometriosis alone and as a contraceptive in combination with ethinylestradiol.
DB01395DrospirenoneFor the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect an oral contraceptive.
DB12474LynestrenolNot Available
DB13528ChlormadinoneNot Available
DB13685QuingestanolNot Available
DB13866EtynodiolNot Available
DB09389NorgestrelNorgestrel in combination with ethinyl estradiol is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use this product as a method of contraception.
DB00957NorgestimateFor the prevention of pregnancy
DB09371NorethynodrelNot Available
DB06713NorelgestrominNorelgestromin is used for contraception and menopausal hormonal therapy. Norelgestromin may potentially be used in breast cancer treatment due to its inhibitory effect on estrone sulfatase . They convert sulfated steroid precursors to estrogen during pregnancy.
DB13981Nomegestrol acetateNot Available
DB00823Ethynodiol diacetateFor the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use this product as a method of contraception.
DB04839Cyproterone acetateFor the palliative treatment of patients with advanced prostatic carcinoma.
DB14570HydroxyprogesteroneNot Available
DB14678Norethindrone enanthateNot Available
DB14679Quingestanol acetateNot Available
DrugDrug NameTargetType
DB01431AllylestrenolCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB01431AllylestrenolProgesterone receptortarget
DB01431AllylestrenolEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB00294EtonogestrelEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB00294EtonogestrelProgesterone receptortarget
DB00294EtonogestrelCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00294EtonogestrelSerum albumincarrier
DB00294EtonogestrelSex hormone-binding globulincarrier
DB00603Medroxyprogesterone acetateProgesterone receptortarget
DB00603Medroxyprogesterone acetateEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB00603Medroxyprogesterone acetateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00603Medroxyprogesterone acetateCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB00603Medroxyprogesterone acetate3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/Delta 5-->4-isomerase type 2enzyme
DB00603Medroxyprogesterone acetateCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneProgesterone receptortarget
DB00396ProgesteroneEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB00396ProgesteroneSteroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase/17,20 lyasetarget
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB00396ProgesteroneSolute carrier family 22 member 2transporter
DB00396ProgesteroneSolute carrier family 22 member 1transporter
DB00396ProgesteroneSolute carrier family 22 member 3transporter
DB00396ProgesteroneBile salt export pumptransporter
DB00396ProgesteroneMultidrug resistance-associated protein 1transporter
DB00396ProgesteroneSodium/bile acid cotransportertransporter
DB00396ProgesteroneSteroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase/17,20 lyaseenzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 1A1enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 1B1enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 2A6enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneCytochrome P450 2D6enzyme
DB00396ProgesteroneMineralocorticoid receptortarget
DB00396ProgesteroneKappa-type opioid receptortarget
DB00396ProgesteroneAlpha-1-acid glycoprotein 1target
DB00396ProgesteroneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00396ProgesteroneAndrogen receptortarget
DB00396ProgesteroneSex hormone-binding globulintarget
DB00396ProgesteroneSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1transporter
DB00396ProgesteroneATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2transporter
DB00396ProgesteroneEstrogen receptor betatarget
DB00396ProgesteroneSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B3transporter
DB00717NorethisteroneProgesterone receptortarget
DB00717NorethisteroneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00717NorethisteroneMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB00717NorethisteroneCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
DB00717NorethisteroneCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB00717NorethisteroneCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB00717NorethisteroneSerum albumincarrier
DB00717NorethisteroneSex hormone-binding globulincarrier
DB06789Hydroxyprogesterone caproateProgesterone receptortarget
DB06789Hydroxyprogesterone caproateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB06789Hydroxyprogesterone caproateCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB06789Hydroxyprogesterone caproateCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
DB00304DesogestrelProgesterone receptortarget
DB00304DesogestrelEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB00304DesogestrelCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00304DesogestrelSerum albumincarrier
DB00304DesogestrelSex hormone-binding globulincarrier
DB00304DesogestrelCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB00304DesogestrelUDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1-1enzyme
DB00378DydrogesteroneProgesterone receptortarget
DB00378DydrogesteroneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB06730GestodeneCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB06730GestodeneCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB06730GestodeneProgesterone receptortarget
DB06730GestodeneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB11619GestrinoneSex hormone-binding globulintarget
DB11619GestrinoneProgesterone receptortarget
DB11619GestrinoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB11619GestrinoneAndrogen receptortarget
DB11619GestrinoneGonadotropin-releasing hormone receptortarget
DB11619GestrinoneEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB11619GestrinoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB09124MedrogestoneSerum albumincarrier
DB09124MedrogestoneProgesterone receptortarget
DB09124MedrogestoneSex hormone-binding globulincarrier
DB09124MedrogestoneCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB09124MedrogestoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB11636NomegestrolCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13602PromegestoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13857DemegestoneProgesterone receptortarget
DB13857DemegestoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00351Megestrol acetateProgesterone receptortarget
DB00351Megestrol acetateGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00351Megestrol acetateMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB00351Megestrol acetateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00367LevonorgestrelProgesterone receptortarget
DB00367LevonorgestrelEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB00367Levonorgestrel3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid 4-dehydrogenase 1target
DB00367LevonorgestrelCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00367LevonorgestrelCytochrome P450 19A1enzyme
DB00367LevonorgestrelAndrogen receptortarget
DB00367LevonorgestrelSex hormone-binding globulintarget
DB09123DienogestCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB09123DienogestProgesterone receptortarget
DB09123DienogestAndrogen receptortarget
DB01395DrospirenoneProgesterone receptortarget
DB01395DrospirenoneMineralocorticoid receptortarget
DB01395DrospirenoneAndrogen receptortarget
DB01395DrospirenoneProstaglandin G/H synthase 2enzyme
DB01395DrospirenoneCholinesteraseenzyme
DB01395DrospirenoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB12474LynestrenolCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB12474LynestrenolCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB12474LynestrenolCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
DB13528ChlormadinoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13685QuingestanolCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13866EtynodiolCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB09389NorgestrelProgesterone receptortarget
DB09389Norgestrel3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid 4-dehydrogenase 1target
DB09389NorgestrelAndrogen receptortarget
DB09389NorgestrelCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB09389NorgestrelCytochrome P450 19A1enzyme
DB00957NorgestimateProgesterone receptortarget
DB00957NorgestimateEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB00957NorgestimateCanalicular multispecific organic anion transporter 1transporter
DB00957NorgestimateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00957NorgestimateAndrogen receptortarget
DB09371NorethynodrelEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB09371NorethynodrelAndrogen receptortarget
DB09371NorethynodrelSex hormone-binding globulintarget
DB09371NorethynodrelCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB06713NorelgestrominSteryl-sulfataseenzyme
DB06713NorelgestrominProgesterone receptortarget
DB06713NorelgestrominSerum albumintarget
DB06713NorelgestrominAndrogen receptortarget
DB06713NorelgestrominCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB13981Nomegestrol acetateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00823Ethynodiol diacetateEstrogen receptor alphatarget
DB00823Ethynodiol diacetateProgesterone receptortarget
DB00823Ethynodiol diacetateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB04839Cyproterone acetateAndrogen receptortarget
DB04839Cyproterone acetateCytochrome P450 19A1enzyme
DB04839Cyproterone acetateProstate-specific antigentarget
DB04839Cyproterone acetateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB14570HydroxyprogesteroneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme