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Estradiol stearate

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Trade names  Depofollan
PubChem CID  67100
Formula  C36H58O3
Molar mass  538.857 g/mol
CAS Number  82205-00-3
ChemSpider  60448
3D model (Jmol)  Interactive image
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Estradiol stearate (brand name Depofollan), or estradiol octadecanoate, is a naturally occurring steroidal estrogen and an estrogen ester – specifically, the C17β stearate ester of estradiol. It occurs in the body as a very long-lasting metabolite and prohormone of estradiol. In addition, estradiol stearate is or has been available as a pharmaceutical drug for use via depot intramuscular injection. The drug was introduced in 1941 as Depofollan and was the first long-acting estrogen, although it has never been widely used. It has been reported in at least one source to have a duration of at least one month.

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