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A 47-year-old member asked:

is flutamide good for hirsutism tratement?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
It's good: Flutamide is still relatively new, but its quite effective and also quite expensive. For women wanting or at-risk to get pregnant it may not be a good choice..

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can I use flutamide against hirsutism?

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Dr. Marc Fritz
Fertility Medicine 44 years experience
Yes, but....: Flutamide is an anti-androgen, meaning that it interferes with or inhibits the actions of androgens (male hormones) and, therefore can be effective in the treatment of hirsutism. However, it also has more potential side effects and toxicity and generally is no more effective than another anti-androgen called spironolactone, which is the more widely used anti-androgen in the U.S.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Has anyone tried flutamide with sucess for hirsutism tratement?

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Dr. Craig Sweet
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Flutamide is a type of anti-androgen that blocks the affect of male hormones on the tissues themselves. It is generally not considered a first line drug of choice, (spironolactone/aldactone is), is a bit more expensive and really requires an occasional follow-up of liver blood tests. Otherwise, it can work quite well, especially with the combination of a hormonal pill/patch or vaginal ring.

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