Thursday, September 25, 2014

Reverse Engineering II

A 51 year old woman taking the compound shown above is cautioned not to take it long term because of risks for stroke, venous thromboembolism, breast cancer, and cholecystitis.

Challenge: What is the drug and what is she taking it for?

Image is in the public domain.


RaH said...

looks like estrogen based on the typical structure of steroids.
she probably has a estrogen replacement therapy because of her menopause!

Craig Chen said...

yep, you're right! nice deduction
Reverse Engineering II

This is estrogen therapy for menopause.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.