|Abstract:||4-Aza-17.beta.-substituted-5.alpha.-androstan-3-ones and their A-homo analogs of the formula: ##STR1## where Formula (I) may also have the structure of partial Formulas (II) and/or (III); and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the above compounds are active as testosterone 5.alpha.-reductase inhibitors, and thus useful topically for treatment of acne, seborrhea, female hirsutism, and systemically in treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.|
|Inventor(s):||Rasmusson; Gary H. (Watchung, NJ), Johnston; David B. R. (Warren, NJ), Arth, deceased; Glen E. (late of Cranford, NJ)|
|Assignee:||Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)|
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