Antiandrogenic activity of norgestimate in a human androgen-dependent stable-transfected cell line.

BACKGROUND Acne occurs from an overstimulation of the sebaceous glands by high levels of androgens or because sebaceous glands are hypersensitive to normal levels of testosterone. In women with moderate acne, norgestimate (NG) in association with ethinyl estradiol (EE) is acknowledged as an effective treatment; this is related to the effect of oral… CONTINUE READING