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Antiandrogen (Overview)

They block the activity of estrogen (a female hormone) in the breast and other tissues in the body. They may stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow and gynecomastia in men.


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What is antiandrogen therapy?

What is antiandrogen therapy?

In men, for prostate: Antiandrogens act by blocking the binding of testosterone & derivatives to the androgen receptor. These agents are used as therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. Drugs such as Bicalutamide are often used in combination with medical or surgical castration as part of combined androgen blockade. A newer agent under investigation for prostate cancer is mdv3100. ...Read more

Antiandrogen (Overview)

They block the activity of estrogen (a female hormone) in the breast and other tissues in the body. They may stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow and gynecomastia in men.


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Is antiandrogen effect permanent?

Is antiandrogen effect permanent?

No: Once antiandrogen therapy is stopped, the skin conditions treated (acne, hirsutism, hair shedding) seem to return to their former levels. ...Read more

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Can I use an antiandrogen for treating oily skin?

Can I use an antiandrogen for treating oily skin?

Yes with supervision: The use of spironolactone as an anti androgen for acne is quite common and should be used under supervision of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does flutamide (antiandrogen) interact with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Does flutamide (antiandrogen) interact with synthroid (thyroxine)?

No it doesn't: But your medication list notes both synthroid (with is a quality brand-name levothyroxine) as well as levothyroxine. Hopefully, you're not taking both. The brand name synthroid is the better product of the two. ...Read more

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Is antiandrogen effect permanent?

No: Once antiandrogen therapy is stopped, the skin conditions treated (acne, hirsutism, hair shedding) seem to return to their former levels. ...Read more

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I want to know antiandrogen effect on male?

I want to know antiandrogen effect on male?

Anti androgen male: Anti androgen in males result in changes of function and changes in sappearncefunction changes in clyde decrease in sexuality physical changes over months increase in brest tissue and increased fat deposition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: antiandrogen?

What is the definition or description of: antiandrogen?

Google it: They block the activity of estrogen (a female hormone) in the breast and other tissues in the body. They may stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow and gynecomastia in men. ...Read more

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What is antiandrogen therapy?

In men, for prostate: Antiandrogens act by blocking the binding of testosterone & derivatives to the androgen receptor. These agents are used as therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. Drugs such as Bicalutamide are often used in combination with medical or surgical castration as part of combined androgen blockade. A newer agent under investigation for prostate cancer is mdv3100. ...Read more

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Can I use an antiandrogen for treating oily skin?

Yes with supervision: The use of spironolactone as an anti androgen for acne is quite common and should be used under supervision of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is the antiandrogen effect of casodex (bicalutamide) permanent?

Is the antiandrogen effect of casodex (bicalutamide) permanent?

No: The effects of Casodex are reversible once the medication is stopped, however, most patients are also receiving Lupron (leuprolide) (or equivalent) the effects of which are more long-standing. ...Read more

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What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females for their hair?

What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females for their hair?

Helps: We have used spironolactone in women with excess androgens (polycystic ovaries) for many years. It blocks testosterone action at the hair follicle. It will not reduce current hair, but may decrease further hair growth. ...Read more

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Should I go for antiandrogen, am a famale whose front hair is thinning and got some hair appearing on chin?

Should I go for antiandrogen, am a famale whose front hair is thinning and got some hair appearing on chin?

Hormone workup: You should definitely see an endocrinologist. This is a hormone doctor. He or she will be able to perform a good physical and get some lab tests to see if you have any hormone imbalances that may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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If one has facial edema as a symptom of pcos, can it improve if treated with antiandrogens?

If one has facial edema as a symptom of pcos, can it improve if treated with antiandrogens?

Not a symptom: Facial edema is not a classic symptom of PCOS. If you feel that your face is swollen, rounded or enlarged you may want to discuss that with your doctor. It could be caused by something else. ...Read more

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Does flutamide (antiandrogen) interact with synthroid (thyroxine)?

No it doesn't: But your medication list notes both synthroid (with is a quality brand-name levothyroxine) as well as levothyroxine. Hopefully, you're not taking both. The brand name synthroid is the better product of the two. ...Read more

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Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?

Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?

Sometimes: Some men may experience breast growth while taking a DHT blocker, especially if on the drug for a prolonged period. Libido can also happen. If this happens stopping it will regress problems. Hope this helped! ...Read more

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Doctor, I am interested in finding herbs that will reduce my testosterone level and increase antiandrogen and estrogen levels, I am MTF transgender.?

Doctor, I am interested in finding herbs that will reduce my testosterone level and increase antiandrogen and estrogen levels, I am MTF transgender.?

Yes: I treat many transgenders and in order to get the most estrogenic effect, androgens need to be suppressed, particularly dihydrotestosterone. The prescription medications that are typically used for this purpose are spironolactone and finisteride. Saw palmetto also has the same activity, but may not be strong enough to inhibit dihydrotestosterone. Get some hormone levels before and after. ...Read more

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Do antiandrogens/androcur effect the heart or cause heart issues in any way in a male in 30s who is obese, diabetic, hypertensive? If yes, is there a way to stop the heart diseases without stopping antiandrogens? Thanks

Do antiandrogens/androcur effect the heart or cause heart issues in any way in a male in 30s who is obese, diabetic, hypertensive? If yes, is there a way to stop the heart diseases without stopping antiandrogens? Thanks

Do the DASH: All of your problems are related to not feeding your genome right. I recommend the DASH eating plan after discussing with your Dr. Get this exact book. Read it, follow in and in 2 weeks you will be on the road to better health. Do Chap 9 exactly for 2 weeks if Dr says OK. ISBN 9780743410076
Get ebook on your computer. ...Read more

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What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females targeting the hair loss problems, acne, unwanted hair?

Antiandrogens: Antiandrogens are used for acne, pattern hair loss and unwanted hair all the time. The one I use most is spironolactone. It works well for many women. With spironolactone, care must be taken to avoid extra potassium intake and pregnancy must be avoided when on any antiandrogens. Spironolactone may have some side effects such as irregular menses, breast tenderness, but is usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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How is drospirenone different from cyproterone acetate in its antiandrogenic effects?

How is drospirenone different from cyproterone acetate in its antiandrogenic effects?

Drospirenone: Is a synthetic progestin; cyproterone is an anti-androgen that also has some progestin properties. ...Read more

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I am on spironolactone 100 mg for androgenic hair loss, would maca root interfere witht spironolactone or decrease it`s antiandrogenic effect.?

I am on spironolactone 100 mg for androgenic hair loss, would maca root interfere witht spironolactone or decrease it`s antiandrogenic effect.?

Wouldn't help: It's not that it would interfere, it's that it wouldn't help! Also, you don't know what's in the product you take, since it's not checked or inspected. Further, all "supplements" can have adverse side effects. Don't get your medical education from tv or the internet. ...Read more