Diethylstilbestrol (Diethilstilboestrolum; list B) is a synthetic estrogen drug nonsteroidal structure. For estrogenic activity exceeds estrone (follikulina). 1 mg of diethylstilbestrol contains 20 000 IU. Is applied in case of insufficiency of ovarian function on the same grounds as other estrogens (see the Follikulina), and in addition, cancer of the prostate and breast. Higher doses of diethylstilbestrol for adults: inside single 0,001 g daily 0,003 g intramuscularly as 0.1% oil solution single 1 ml 3 ml daily, and patients with malignant neoplasms of up to 2 ml of 3% solution. Diethylstilbestrol-propionate (Diethylstilboestroli propionas) have a more lasting effect; injected intramuscularly in a dose of 1 ml of 0.1 and 0.5% oil solution 1 time in 2 days. Method of production of diethylstilbestrol - pills 0,001 g and ampoules to 1 ml of 0.1% or 3% solution in oil; diethylstilbestrol-propionate - ampoules to 1 ml of 0.1% or 0.5% solution in the oil. Keep in dark place.
Cm. also Hormonotherapy, Sex hormones.