|Trade names||Antofin, Previsone, Pregno-Pan|
|Synonyms||Pregn-5-en-3β-ol-20-one 3β-acetate, Antofin, Artivis, Enescorb, Previsone, Sharmone, Pregnenolone-3-acetate, 1778-02-5, 3α-Acetoxy-5-pregnen-20-one, ZINC6304690, NSC 64827, Acetic acid 20-oxopregn-5-en-3alpha-yl ester|
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|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||358.522 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Pregnenolone acetate (brand names Antofin, Previsone, Pregno-Pan), also known as pregn-5-en-3β-ol-20-one 3β-acetate, is a synthetic pregnane steroid and an ester of pregnenolone which is described as a glucocorticoid and as a skin-conditioning and skin anti-aging agent. It has been found to significantly reduce wrinkles in elderly women when applied in the form of a 0.5% topical cream, effects which were suggested to be due to improved hydration of the skin. Pregnenolone acetate has been marketed in France in a topical cream containing 1% pregnenolone acetate and 10% "sex hormone" for the treatment of premature skin aging but was withdrawn from the market in 1992. Although the medication has been described by some sources as a glucocorticoid, other authors have stated that systemic pregnenolone acetate has no undesirable metabolic or toxic effects even at high dosages.
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