Clinical data
ATC code G03CB03 (WHO)
G03CC03 (WHO)
Synonyms β-Ethyl-6-methoxy-α,α-dimethyl-2-naphthalenepropionic acid
CAS Number 517-18-0
PubChem (CID) 10599
ChemSpider 10154
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.485
Chemical and physical data
Formula C18H22O3
Molar mass 286.365 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Methallenestril (INN) (brand names Cur-men, Ercostrol, Geklimon, Novestrine, Vallestril), also known as methallenoestril (BAN) and as methallenestrol, as well as Horeau's acid and dimethylethylallenolic acid,[1][2] is a synthetic, non-steroidal estrogen derived from allenolic acid that was formerly used to treat menstrual issues but is now no longer marketed.[3][4][5][6] It is a seco-analogue of bisdehydrodoisynolic acid, and although methallenestril is potently estrogenic in rats, in humans it is only weakly so in comparison.[7] Vallestril was a brand of methallenestril issued by G. D. Searle & Company in the 1950s.[8]

See also


  1. Erich Heftmann (1970). Steroid Biochemistry. Academic Press. p. 144.
  2. Dodds, E. C. (1949). "Synthetic aestrogens". Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 1 (1): 137–147. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7158.1949.tb12391.x. ISSN 0022-3573.
  3. C.R. Ganellin; David J. Triggle (21 November 1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. CRC Press. pp. 1295–. ISBN 978-0-412-46630-4.
  4. I.K. Morton; Judith M. Hall (6 December 2012). Concise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents: Properties and Synonyms. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 177–. ISBN 978-94-011-4439-1.
  5. John A. Thomas; Edward J. Keenan (1986). Principles of Endocrine Pharmacology. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 171–. ISBN 978-1-4684-5036-1.
  6. Herbai G, Ljunghall S (1983). "Normalization of hypercalcaemia of primary hyperparathyroidism by treatment with methallenestril, a synthetic oestrogen with low oestrogenicity". Urol. Int. 38 (6): 371–3. doi:10.1159/000280925. PMID 6659184.
  7. Raymond Eller Kirk; Donald Frederick Othmer (1980). Encyclopedia of chemical technology. Wiley. p. 670. ISBN 978-0-471-02065-3.
  8. Library of Congress. Copyright Office (1965). Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1963: July-December. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. pp. 1984–.

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