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Chemical Component Summary

Identifierscopper(+2) cation
Molecular Weight63.55 g/mol
Isomeric SMILES[Cu++]

Chemical Details

Formal Charge2
Atom Count1
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count0
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB09130 Different stereochemistry
DescriptionCopper is a chemical element with symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. It is the active ingredient in several contraceptive intrauterine devices (IUD).
Brand Names
  • A.R.T.H. Away Formula
  • Actyform
  • B & J Formula Dietary Supplement
  • C.A.G. Tab
  • Cal Mag Plus - Tab
IndicationFor intrauterine contraception for up to 10 years.
PharmacologyThe contraceptive effectiveness of copper IUDs are enhanced by copper continuously released into the uterine cavity.
Mechanism of actionMechanisms by which copper enhances contraceptive efficacy include interference with sperm transport and fertilization of an egg, and possibly prevention of implantation.
Route of administration
  • Intrauterine
  • Intravenous
  • Oral
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
  • Diet, Food, and Nutrition
  • Elements
  • Food
  • Food and Beverages
CAS number15158-11-9