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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
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...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
Maybe, maybe not: Side effects are possible, not probable w/any medication, herb and/or dietary supplement. There is no such item w/o potential side effect. But just because there is potential for possible side effect doesn't mean that it will happen. The only to find out is to try it. ...Read more
Hirsutism: flutamide is a non-steroidal antiandrogen drug.. It works as anti-testosterone.It is primarily used in prostate cancer.it can also be used in women with polycystic ovary syndrome to lower testosterone.. Also in hirsutism related to high androgens.Its a pregnancy category D drug..while taking this medicine woman cannot get pregnant.. ...Read more
Better/worse: I suppose you could get many opinions on this. Spironolactone has been around forever, very inexpensive and safe; Flutamide is newer, somewhat more effective, and expensive. For women wanting or at-risk to get pregnant neither is good, but spironolactone may be safer if you conceicve unexpectedly. ...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
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