3-Oxo-4-androstene-17β-carboxylic acid (F5)
This is an intermediate of finasteride. Finasteride is a basic drug for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis in China. It is a synthetic 4-nitrosteroid hormone compound. It is a resistant hormone drug and can selectively inhibit 5 α– Reductase converts testosterone to 5 α– The process of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) becomes blocked, the androgen level in prostate cells decreases, the prostate specific antigen in serum decreases, the enlarged prostate volume decreases, and the urinary flow rate increases, so as to reduce the symptoms of patients and achieve the purpose of treating benign prostatic hyperplasia.
1. It can prevent the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, reduce the synthesis of dihydrotestosterone, reduce the content of dihydrotestosterone in scalp hair follicles and serum, restore the hair growth function of suppressed hair follicle nipples, promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.
2. For the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
It is used to treat male prostatic hypertrophy and alopecia.