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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?

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

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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?

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?

Flutamide: Flutamide is not often prescribed for women but your doctor may have had a good reason. You should get hold of him/her as soon as you can and discuss your problem. ...Read more

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Hi, i suffer from hirsutism because pcos and I use the pill.Flutamide associated with contraceptive pill is really effective?Are there better drugs?

Hi, i suffer from hirsutism because pcos and I use the pill.Flutamide  associated with contraceptive pill is really effective?Are there better drugs?

Metformin: Metformin will help reduce Insulin resistance, which is the cause of pcos. Can induce normal menses and fertility. Flutamide or spironolactone can reduce testosterone if elevated. Contraceptive only regularize periods and make you infertile. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Is flutamide good for hirsutism tratement?

Is  flutamide good for hirsutism tratement?

It's good: Flutamide is still relatively new, but its quite effective and also quite expensive. For women wanting or at-risk to get pregnant it may not be a good choice.. ...Read more

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How does flutamide work to reduce testosterone levels?

How does flutamide work to reduce testosterone levels?

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

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Has anyone tried flutamide with sucess for hirsutism tratement?

Has anyone tried flutamide with sucess for hirsutism tratement?

Yes: I am a male physician, so I have not tried it for my personal use, but I have treated hundereds of women succesfully with flutamide. ...Read more

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Does flutamide (eulexin) decrease the effectiveness of the birth control?

?: Flutamide is used to treat prostate cancer in men. It is an anti-androgen and should not be used in women. It can be associated with breast cancer and should not be taken with estrogen compounds like oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Can I use flutamide against hirsutism?

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

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What's the difference between flutamide and finasteride?

What's the difference between flutamide and finasteride?

Different drugs: Flutamide is a drug to treat prostate cancer by blocking male hormones. Finasteride is used to treat benign prostate conditions such as BPH (benign enlargement of the prostate). These 2 medications are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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