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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

Antiandrogen (Definition)

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 ...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?

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?

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)?

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

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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Am I taking too much medication? What should I do?

Am I taking too much medication? What should I do?

Not enough info.: Recommend you go over your medication regimen (to include supplements, vitamins, herbs, prescription medications, over the counter medications, caffeine and alcohol use) with your physician. ...Read more