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What's the difference between flutamide and finasteride?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Robert Carroll
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In brief: Rx cancer vs Rx BPH

Flutamide is an antiandrogen drug to treat prostate cancer.
Blocks testosterone from stimulating the prostate cancer cells to grow. Finasteride is a synthetic 5?-reductase inhibitor, blocks conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestestosterone to decrease bph.

In brief: Rx cancer vs Rx BPH

Flutamide is an antiandrogen drug to treat prostate cancer.
Blocks testosterone from stimulating the prostate cancer cells to grow. Finasteride is a synthetic 5?-reductase inhibitor, blocks conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestestosterone to decrease bph.
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