Conception and pharmacodynamic profile of drospirenone

@article{Elger2003ConceptionAP,
  title={Conception and pharmacodynamic profile of drospirenone},
  author={Walter Dr Elger and Sybille Dr. Beier and Kunhard Pollow and Robert E. Garfield and S Q Shi and Alexander Hillisch},
  journal={Steroids},
  year={2003},
  volume={68},
  pages={891-905}
}

Drospirenone and its antialdosterone

The combined actions of drospirenone on sodium and water retention and cardiovascular parameters make it a more attractive therapeutic option as a component of hormone replacement therapy than other synthetic progestins.

Drospirenone and its antialdosterone properties

The combined actions of drospirenone on sodium and water retention and cardiovascular parameters make it a more attractive therapeutic option as a component of hormone replacement therapy than other synthetic progestins.

Drospirenone, a New Progestogen, for Postmenopausal Women with Hypertension

Drospirenone is a unique progestogen that confers the additional benefit of BP reduction, an effect that could lead to potential benefit with respect to some cardiovascular risk concerns in women taking hormone therapy.

Pharmacology of different progestogens: the special case of drospirenone

  • R. Sitruk-Ware
  • Biology, Medicine
    Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society
  • 2005
Drospirenone, which has pharmacodynamic properties very similar to those of progesterone, has been developed as a combined oral contraceptive and may counteract the negative effect of androgens on hair growth, lipid changes, insulin and, possibly, body composition in postmenopausal women.

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate But Not Drospirenone Ablates the Protective Function of 17β-Estradiol in Aldosterone Salt-Treated Rats

The hypothesis of complex interactions among estrogen, progesterone, glucocorticoid, androgen, and mineralocortICoid receptor signaling in cardiovascular injury and inflammation is supported.

The use of newer progestins for contraception.

Drospirenone increases endothelial nitric oxide synthesis via a combined action on progesterone and mineralocorticoid receptors.

The results help to interpret the anti-hypertensive effects of hormonal therapies containing Drospirenone and compare them with those of progesterone (P) and of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).

Drospirenone with 17β-estradiol in the postmenopausal woman with hypertension

  • W. White
  • Medicine, Biology
    Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society
  • 2007
Findings suggest a potential additional benefit on the cardiovascular system for the drospirenone/17β-estradiol combination in the treatment of women with menopausal symptoms and elevated blood pressure.

Effects of synthetic gestagens on fish reproduction

The effects of two progestins currently marketed in contraceptive formulations, levonorgestrel (LNG) and drospirenone (DRSP), were investigated in adult fathead minnows following an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 21-d fish reproduction screening assay draft protocol with additional end points.
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