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What are side effects of DHT blockers?

What are side effects of DHT blockers?

Increase Estradiol: Testosterone is converted into both Dht (dihydrotestosterone) & e2 (estradiol). Think of these two as balanced on opposite ends of seesaw. If you block/decrease dht, you could potentially increase e2. Too much e2 in men leads to moobs (man boobs), nipple sensitivity, gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

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I was wondering are side effects from DHT blocker temporary ?

I was wondering are side effects from DHT blocker temporary ?

Usually, CAREFUL.: Usually but not always. There may be early effects in men with reduced potency and libido, and some with
gynecomastia.
Occasionally the sexual effects are permanent. ...Read more

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What does kind of dangerous side effects does DHT blockers has?

What does kind of dangerous side effects does DHT blockers has?

Increase Estradiol: Testosterone is converted into both Dht (dihydrotestosterone) & e2 (estradiol). Think of these two as balanced on opposite ends of seesaw. If you block/decrease dht, you could potentially increase e2. Too much e2 in men leads to moobs (man boobs), nipple sensitivity, gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of DHT blockers people should know about?

What are the side effects of DHT blockers people should know about?

Increase Estradiol: Testosterone is converted into both Dht (dihydrotestosterone) & e2 (estradiol). Think of these two as balanced on opposite ends of seesaw. If you block/decrease dht, you could potentially increase e2. Too much e2 in men leads to moobs (man boobs), nipple sensitivity, gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

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Revivogen is a topical DHT blocker and is formulated to not be systemically absorbed so there are no "post fin" side effects. What's your opinion?

Revivogen is a topical DHT blocker and is formulated to not be systemically absorbed so there are no "post fin" side effects. What's your opinion?

Not great: There is already data in regards to topical topical finasteride and topical fluridil, both of which are topical antiandrogens. The data isn't impressive at all. Remember, anything that can be absorbed into the skin can be absorbed into the body(systemically) though it doesn't mean that it happens in large quantities. If you're that interested in treatment consider sticking more main stream. ...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?

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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I have a high DHT level. Would a 5a-reductase inhibitor be a better choice for treating my BPH (storage, not voiding, is prob.) than an alpha blocker?

See below: 5 a-reductase inhibitor will decrease the conversion of testosteronte to dht. It takes 3,&sometimes up to 6, months to show demonstrable effect. Alpha blockers start showing effect within a few hours. If I were treating you I would start you on Flomax (tamsulosin). If improvement is less than desirable I would add Proscar (or other bands in same groups).There is also a combination pill which has both (Jalyn). ...Read more

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As a male, other than antibiotics, are there any other recommended treatments for hormonal acne such as DHT inhibitors?

As a male, other than antibiotics, are there any other recommended treatments for hormonal acne such as DHT inhibitors?

Big guns: Almost all acne is hormonal. The 5-alpha reductase (dihydrotestosterone) inhibitors actually have found some use in managing acne. Your best choice might be topical spironolactone. If your acne has not responded to antibiotics, you're a tough case. If you're offered Isotretinoin instead, consider it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of pump inhibitor medcine?

What are the side effects of pump inhibitor medcine?

Few: Most common side effects are on the label or insert. Most are not common. You can find them on the web at sites such as pub med health.Watch for any drug interactions with your other medications. ...Read more

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Can estrogen inhibitor formen cause the same side effects as testestorne therapy?

Can estrogen inhibitor formen cause the same side effects as testestorne therapy?

Age 80: I am not sure I understand your question but at your age (if I read it correctly) you may be having side effects from your own testosterone - such as an enlarged prostate. In that case you must see a Urologist.

I cannot think of any reason to consider an estrogen inhibitor for you. ...Read more

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Hbp #: if there were to be unwanted side effects for a prescribed ACE inhibitor, would it be more prevalent with an extended release form, or not?

Hbp #: if there were to be unwanted side effects for a prescribed ACE inhibitor, would it be more prevalent with an extended release form, or not?

No difference: Side effects form the medication are no different whether given as short- or long-acting. You may feel the effect of the medication more with short-acting forms (such as lightheaded with BP meds as it brings the pressure down). The most common side effect from ace is cough which occurs with either form. ...Read more

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Can an ace-inhibitor 20 mg. Tab be cut in half and taken twice daily, instead of one time, since it reduces (it's working) side effects in a patient?

Can an ace-inhibitor 20 mg. Tab be cut in half and taken twice daily, instead of one time, since it reduces (it's working) side effects in a patient?

Depends: I agree that twice daily dosing in clinical trials has somewhat better effects on the neuroendocrine system, however many pills are not safe to split--especially extended release formulations. It depends on the manufacturer. Aceon, mavik, (trandolapril) and univasc may be splittable ace inhibitors if you are trying to save money, but please consult your doctor first! don't split non-scored pills! ...Read more

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Protein pump inhibitor side effects?

Protein pump inhibitor side effects?

Nausea diarrhea : There are many like all drugs. They are not to be used for long term. ...Read more

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The beta blocker had too many side effects and did not reduce BP well enough. Ace inhibitor is now substituted. Could this reduce the pressure better?

The beta blocker had too many side effects and did not reduce BP well enough. Ace inhibitor is now substituted. Could this reduce the pressure better?

Depending on Pt: Each pt is different. People respond to different meds differently. Some pts ace inhibitor works very well. Some pts it does not. We have to try one med at a time and see if it works. If it doesnt will try next option. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept)?

What are the side effects of tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept)?

See below: The important side effects that have been most extensively related to tnf blockers include: lymphoma, infections including tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, demyelinating disease, a lupus-like syndrome, induction of auto-antibodies, injection site reactions, and systemic side effects. ...Read more

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Resubmitted:can a non-scored, non-coated, extended release ACE inhibitor hbp medicine be divided in half (for am/pm)to decrease unwanted side effects?

Resubmitted:can a non-scored, non-coated, extended release ACE inhibitor hbp medicine be divided in half (for am/pm)to decrease unwanted side effects?

Question for your Dr: Ace inhibitors are generally a once daily medication, but can be taken at lower doses more frequently. Nocturnal dosing may help avert undesired side effects. Before breaking up a pill in half and taking it twice a day in hopes of decreasing side effects, you should discuss with your dr. A lower dose or a different class of medications may better serve you depending on what your side effects are. ...Read more

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Which tnf inhibitor for RA has the least GI side effects?

Which tnf inhibitor for RA has the least GI side effects?

Very few for all.: My experience and the published literature on comparative side-effects say they are about the same and not very common. My bias is for Humira and against remicade (infliximab). As far as response and efficacy, most recent studies say that they are equivalant in rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

PPI side effects: There are concerns that reducing stomach acidity may be contributing to clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. There also may be a link between long-term use of ppis & osteoporosis. If you develop resistant diarrhea or are at risk for osteoporosis, consult your fp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a protein of 200mg. Do i really need to use ACE inhibitor to try to lower further? Had dizziness side effects in past.

I have a protein of 200mg.  Do i really need to use ACE inhibitor to try to lower further?  Had dizziness side effects in past.

Depends: You must mean you have protein in the urine. We do give ace inhibitors or arbs for that condition especially in diabetics to protect their kidney. A good medicine does not mean it is good for everyone who can't tolerate it. Some can get worse too. Ask your doctor, have BP and hr examined while on the medicine or off and see if it is the cause of your problem and do what is most appropriate. ...Read more

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Urine protein to creatinine of 206/1.8 or 2. Do i need ACE or arb inhibitor for protein problem? I'm conerned about side effects.

Urine protein to creatinine of 206/1.8 or 2.  Do i need ACE or arb inhibitor for protein problem?  I'm conerned about side effects.

Forgive my frankness: Even if you have significant proteinuria, nobody here can advise you about medication without a big picture ofyour health. The most common cause of proteinuria is simply standing up -- several percent of people are like this, and a first-voided morning urine without significant proteinuria would confirm this if it's you. Don't treat lab values and demand to understand your workup. ...Read more

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Into my 2nd day of switching from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor due to dizzy side effects from beta. Dizzy with the ace. Will this lessen at all?

Into my 2nd day of switching from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor due to dizzy side effects from beta. Dizzy with the ace. Will this lessen at all?

HTN meds: Dizziness may be due to how low your BP goes. It would be helpful to measure your BP when you develop this dizziness to see if that is the cause. If not your pmd will evaluate other potential causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can there any long term side effects of using proton pump inhibitor medicines for say a period of 20 days?

Can there any long term side effects of using proton pump inhibitor medicines for say a period of 20 days?

Antacids & Long Use: The biggest problem of long term antacid use is that the cause of the acid problem is often not sought. Also long term acid can be a cause of a very dangerous esophageal cancer and can represent other serious illnesses. Thus it is always best to be using these medications in conjunction with good health care and good testing and monitoring. ...Read more

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Should people who take proton pump inhibitors daily for many years to counter acid reflux be concerned with  side effects?  

Should people who take proton pump inhibitors daily for many years to counter acid reflux be concerned with  side effects?  

PPI: Proton pump inhibitors are good drugs for dealing with acid reflux. The current fda literature suggests a slightly increased risk of fractures when taking these for longer than a year or taking high doses of them. However, the risk of fracture needs to be weighed against the risk of other bad things such as severe reflux symptoms impacting your life... A good conversation to have with your doc! ...Read more

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I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?

I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the  cough with lisinopril?

10%: There is a 10% chance of getting a cough with lisinopril. That means there is a 90% chance of not getting a cough. Lisinopril is still very useful. Be optimistic that you are in the 90%. ...Read more

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Are there any safer alternatives to proton pump inhibitors (PPI) for treating GERD / Acid reflux? I'm concerned about the long term side effects

Are there any safer alternatives to proton pump inhibitors (PPI) for treating GERD / Acid reflux?  I'm concerned about the long term side effects

PPIs. : All medications have the potential to cause side effects, which I understand is disconcerting. However, the PPIs are a very effective class of medication for GERD, so the benefit should be considered with respect to the potential for risk. ...Read more

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Is there a beta blocker or ACE inhibitor that does not have nightmares, dizziness, hair loss as side effects?

Is there a beta blocker or ACE inhibitor that does not have nightmares, dizziness, hair loss as side effects?

Side effects...: The short answer is yes. Discuss your side effects with the doctor who prescribes your medications. ...Read more

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Is taking proton pump inhibitors safe if taking for 2 weeks for acid reflux ? Side effects- food allergies, skin aging etc.

Is taking proton pump inhibitors safe if taking for 2 weeks for acid reflux ? Side effects- food allergies, skin aging etc.

Yes: Many patients take proton pump inhibitors long term for gastroesophageal reflux and other conditions. Discuss this with your physician and discontinue it for any adverse effects such as skin rashes or allergic reactions such as hives, which are rare. ...Read more

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I'm a male 19 years old and I have thinning hair on the sides of my head what causes it? Because DHT don't affect hair on the sides?

I'm a male 19 years old and I have thinning hair on the sides of my head what causes it? Because DHT don't affect hair on the sides?

Multiple causes : There are multiple forms of hair loss that can affect these areas including chronic telogen effluvium, frontal fibrosing alopecia and others. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate the areas for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How safe are DHT blocking products like propecia/finasteride/saw palmetto? Side efx like gynecomastia and libido loss... Are those common at all?help.

How safe are DHT blocking products like propecia/finasteride/saw palmetto? Side efx like gynecomastia and libido loss... Are those common at all?help.

Saw palmetto: is an unregulated supplement that has bio-identical properties, but is not standardized. If you are concerned about male pattern baldness, try using minoxidil and finasteride. Side effects are uncommon but possible. Try them and monitor for side effects. You can stop if dissatisfied with results. Claims that effects are long lasting seem dubious. ...Read more

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Dht (Definition)

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