Androgens are the hormone in men. They develop sex traits in men. Found in both men and women produced in testes and ovaries. The increased amount of the hormone causes Testicle cancer, Male Pattern Baldness. An Anti Androgen is prescribed for lowering the high amount of Androgen in both men and women. Many women also suffer from hair fall caused by higher androgens.
Anti-androgen are testosterone blocker. They block and suppress the effects of testosterone on the biology of a person. These work as essential for men with an enlarged prostate. Cyproterone Acetate and Aldactone are prescription medication for prostate cancer. Bicalutamide is also used in some cases of prostate cancer. Both the drugs have lowest side effects followed by other medications which include flutamide.
Women who are having hairfall due to increased testosterone. They are prescribed flutamide with the combination of Androcur 50mg.
How Anti-androgen works?
These drugs work by inhibiting the action of male hormones. They limit the receptors from secreting androgen.
Most common is
- Development of breast in men
- Weight gain
- Lower hair growth on face