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What happens when you take an anti-androgen?

What happens when you take an anti-androgen?

Blocks Testosterone: Anti androgens block the production of testosterone and its utilization in the periphery. So essentially the is no testosterone available and its effects on the body and tissues are blocked.

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What's the use and purpose of an anti-androgen pills?

What's the use and purpose of an anti-androgen pills?

Prostate cancer: Antiandrogens are used in patients with metastatic prostate cancer to help lower testosterone levels. Testosterone fuels prostate cancer.

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What will be the effects of taking an anti-androgen if you are a male?

What will be the effects of taking an anti-androgen if you are a male?

Decrease in hormones: Taking an anti androgen decreases male hormones. Low levels of testosterone/dhea can lead to fatigue, low energy levels, depression, decrease in memory/focus concentration, abdominal fat, change in cholesterol; do not take this unless you are under the supervision of a physician for a medical condition.

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What anti-androgen is best, and what are its common side-effects?

What anti-androgen is best, and what are its common side-effects?

Several for purpose?: Finsteride blocks many unwanted side-effects of testosterone, by blocking its conversion to 5-dht, which causes baldness (male pattern), prostatic hypertrophy, and excess hair growth elsewhere. Minoxidil applied topically (rogaine) has a similar topical effect. Spironolactone also is effective!

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What happens if girls, who were born girls, take anti-androgen pills?

What happens if girls, who were born girls, take anti-androgen pills?

Dx drives the Rx: This question requires a bit more info. What is the diagnosis that requires the use of anti-androgen therapy. For instance, Lupron (leuprolide) has a clear-cut indication and use as an anti-androgen. Depo-provera has also been labeled an anti-androgen when used off-label.

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What is anti-androgen therapy? What are its effects?

What is anti-androgen therapy? What are its effects?

Differs: Hi. Anti-androgen therapy is used for women with androgen excess (usually ovarian or adrenal in origin), and for men with prostate issues (cancer or BPH). What is used depends on the setting. If you wanna give us more info, perhaps we can narrow that down. Good luck!

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Males who take anti androgen are always obese, true?

Males who take anti androgen are always obese, true?

Anti androgen: I don't quite understand why you mention "anti -androgen"! If you are concerned about obesity you should have your primary doctor evaluate your issue and when that is complete he should refer you to a dietitian.

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Could I buy anti-androgen medications online without a prescription?

Anything is possible: But I strongly advise against buying any medications online. You will not know if the medication is actually what you intended to purchase. Even if it is, the drug may have been adulterated or contaminated. I strongly advise against purchasing drugs online.

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What is the best hormone pill and anti androgen pill to fasten your feminization? What milligrams?

What is the best hormone pill and anti androgen pill to fasten your feminization? What milligrams?

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What is the strongest anti-androgen for men with prostate cancer?

Xtandi and Zytiga (abiraterone acetate): There are 2 new anti androgens available Xtandi and Zytiga (abiraterone acetate). Xtandi works at 3 places as testosterone enters cancer cells. Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) needs to be taken with Prednisone to prevent side effects. Both work well and usually help for 1-2 years and have been shown to delay the need for chemotherapy.

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I get nightmares every day I wish I didn't mess with hormones! Will using anti-androgen/testosterone blockers help?

I get nightmares every day I wish I didn't mess with hormones! Will using anti-androgen/testosterone blockers help?

Confusing question: Your question is not very clear...However, my best guess is that you a) took some testosterone and b) began having problems with nightmares and c) now have anxiety about these nightmares. If those assumptions are true. Consult with a md about weaning off the testosterone. If the nightmares persist there is a medication that might help (prazosin).

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What Birth Control pills that are anti-androgen available in the US? I've been thinking of switching to one from the Mirena

What Birth Control pills that are anti-androgen available in the US? I've been thinking of switching to one from the Mirena

Birth control pills: All birth control pils have some anti androgenic effects by up regulating sex hormone binding globulin decreasing the levels of free testosterone. Those containing Drospirenone have a secondary anti androgenic effect by competing with testostosterone at the receptor level.

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Thought I had 1 slightly pcos ovary causing hirsutism, recent ultrasound show no pcos. Then why do I have hirsutism? Anti-androgen seems to not work

US not necessary.: NIH consensus criteria for diagnosis of PCOS: 1) Menstrual irregularity. 2) Clinical &/or biochemical evidence for androgen excess. 3) Exclusion of other disorders.

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Not married. PCOS. On metformin. Should I also take anti-androgen meds now too? And Clomid (clomiphene)? Or I should only take metformin, exercise & healthy diet?

Not married. PCOS. On metformin. Should I also take anti-androgen meds now too? And Clomid (clomiphene)? Or I should only take metformin, exercise & healthy diet?

See Below...: I would only recommend Clomid (clomiphene) if you are trying to get pregnant. It is not recommended for long-term use or just to treat PCOS. Spironolactone (antiandrogen) is a good addition if you have excessive hair growth around your mouth or other places that are unusual for a women. Excercise and weight loss are are the best treatment for PCOS and work well in motivated women. Best wishes!

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