Androcur

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Androcur

An antiandrogenic progestin, which acts specifically on androgen receptors.

Indications
Prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, priapism, hypersexuality, hirsutism (especially in male-to-female transgendered people), acne and hot flushes.

Androcur

A brand name for CYPROTERONE ACETATE.
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For 10 months, I was on Dianette to control my weight, acne and hair growth.
The contraceptive pill Dianette can regulate periods and clear acne.
Dianette, an oral contraceptive pill, contains the anti-male hormone which can combat hirsutism.
Taking the contraceptive pill Dianette can regulate periods and clear up acne, but if you're overweight (as many women with PCOS are) losing just 10 per cent of your body weight will help reduce symptoms.
Christina was prescribed Dianette, a pill which also acts as a contraceptive.
MY 16-year-old daughter has started taking the Dianette Pill one week after her period starts.
Risks: The same as the ordinary pill, plus some studies have found that Dianette carries a higher risk of thrombosis (blood clots).
I was on Dianette for 10 years and had blemishfree skin.
Prescribe tailored treatments, from creams and lotions to antibiotics and hormonal treatments like the contraceptive pill Dianette.
If excess hair or acne is a problem, a brand of Pill called Dianette contains an anti-androgen that can have a beneficial effect within three to six months.
Treatment: Certain types of HRT or the Pill, such as Dianette, restore oestrogen levels and so help promote hair regrowth.
Recent scares relating to Dianette - a treatment which contains the contraceptive progesterone - in which a girl of 17 died are extremely rare, according to Dr Fenton.