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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

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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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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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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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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