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Doctor insights on: Cyproterone Acetate

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Could you tell me what would happen if a man took cyproterone acetate long term?

Could you tell me what would happen if a man took cyproterone acetate long term?

Long term: Surely your doctor told you why you take this medication. If not please find out why he/she prescribed this. This medication is not prescribed just for the heck of it but for a good clinical reason. You need to find out from your doctor. I presume you are being seen on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What could happen if a man took cyproterone acetate long-term?

What could happen if a man took cyproterone acetate long-term?

Cypro: Please look up cyproterone acetate on the web and read through as many related articles as you can. My advice is not to take this but I will leave that to your opinion once you have gone through several items. Do you really need it? ...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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Y are women with pcos given 50mg cyproterone acetate and some with 2mg?Y the difference?Is 50mg more effective?

Y are women with pcos given 50mg cyproterone acetate and some with 2mg?Y the difference?Is 50mg more effective?

Doesn't matter: In most cases, usually physician preference , both doses can work. Footnote for any us readers: cyproterone acetate is not available in the us. ...Read more

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Can cyproterone acetate not only reduce but eliminate my sex drive? If not, what can? (drugs, surgeries, ect.)

Can cyproterone acetate not only reduce but eliminate my sex drive?  If not, what can?  (drugs, surgeries, ect.)

Androgen blocker: An androgen receptor blocker like cyproterone acetate can certainly reduce your sex drive, but it is unlikely to completely eradicate it. I would suggest you see your family physician for further advice. ...Read more

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Which among drospirenone and cyproterone acetate is more effective in lowering male hormones?

Which among drospirenone and cyproterone acetate is more effective in lowering male hormones?

Cyproterone: Cyproterone is very good for blocking male androgens but it is normally used in men for different reasons like prostate cancer. Drospirenone is a hormone in birth control. It can help with hot flashes and abnormal periods but does not really block "male hormones". ...Read more

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I want to take cyproterone acetate to reduce my sex drive but i'm afraid that without androgens i'll be feminine and unambitious. Is that true?

I want to take cyproterone acetate to reduce my sex drive but i'm afraid that without androgens i'll be feminine and unambitious.  Is that true?

No sense: That makes absolutely no sense. Cyproterone is prescribed for elevated testosterone with your pcos. It won't eliminate, just help lower, your androgen level. Have you tried metformin which treats the basic problem causing pcos (insulin resistance) and can help normalize menses and even restore fertility in many women? ...Read more

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What are the dangers of binge drinking while taking cyproterone acetate?

What are the dangers of binge drinking while taking cyproterone acetate?

Less effective: Any alcohol consumption is not recommended since it is believed that the drug effectiveness will be lowered and your life depends on optimal benefits. Binge drinking is never a healthy thing so there's not much more to say about that. It will not mix in a toxic way or raise risk of fatal alcohol blood levels - just lessen medicine's benefits. It's understandable that you might feel like it, but... ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the dangers of binge drinking while on cyproterone acetate?

Am referring your: Question to the endocrinology folks. This drug is not used in the United States, and it's major use would be for either prostate cancer or certain endocrine disorders. In either case, drinking of any kind, let alone binge drinking, is not in the best interests of anyone's health, let alone yours. Binge drinking contributes to accidental deaths, sexual trauma, unwanted pregnancy, other tragedies. ...Read more