RU58841 (or RU-58841) has been originally synthesized in the early 90’s by Battman et al. They showed in their research paper that RU58841 was topically active in a rat model. Their research suggested that the compound was a candidate of choice for androgen dependent skin related disorders such as acne, androgenetic alopecia and hirsutism.
RU58841 (or RU-58841) is a compound that belongs to a group called antiandrogens. RU58841 has been investigated for use as a topical treatment for androgenetic alopecia, acne and hirsutism
Antiandrogens block or lessen the biological effects of testosterone and Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and they do that by antagonizing the androgen receptor in responsive tissues. In other words they dampen or block the function of testosterone and DHT!