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I have PCOS high free testos. and hypoglycemic w. elevated insulin, I want doc to get Flutamide but doc says unsafe. What to do?
Doc's right: Flutamide has low priority in antiandrogen management. In addition to its antiandrogenic side effects, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are relatively frequent side effects. Although hepatotoxicity is uncommon, it can be fatal; serum aminotransferases should be closely monitored during therapy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I had pcos but it was treated 2y ago & I had regular periods since then now for 45 days I took flutamide & missed my periods what could be the reason?
Hi, i suffer from hirsutism because pcos and I use the pill.Flutamide associated with contraceptive pill is really effective?Are there better drugs?
I had pcos it was treated 2y ago since then I had regular periods I took flutamide for 45days & missed periods not preg having pain in nipples reason?
If you "had": pcos, you still have it, as it's not curable, just treatable. We would need a lot more information than you've given. Best to discuss w/your doctor. Flutamide is an antiandrogen to decrease male hormone levels. It does not treat the basic metabolic problem of pcos which is insulin resistance. ...Read more
Sits on T receptor: Flutamide sits on testosterone receptor but w/o stimulating any testosterone-like function. Because testosterone can't get to receptor, there's no testosterone function. In reality Flutamide doesn't so much reduce testosterone level as much as it reduces testosterone function. Flutamide has since been replaced by Bicalutamide & Nilutamide w/better side effect profiles. ...Read more
Yes, but....: Flutamide is an anti-androgen, meaning that it interferes with or inhibits the actions of androgens (male hormones) and, therefore can be effective in the treatment of hirsutism. However, it also has more potential side effects and toxicity and generally is no more effective than another anti-androgen called spironolactone, which is the more widely used anti-androgen in the U.S. ...Read more