anti-androgen drugs

anti-androgen drugs

Drugs given to sexually criminal men to inhibit male sex hormone action and dampen down their urges. These include cyproterone acetate, CIMETIDINE and SPIRONOLACTONE. Anti-androgen drugs may cause breast enlargement (gynaecomastia).
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Additionally, several medications may cause gynecomastia, including anti-androgen drugs used to treat prostate cancer; finasteride (Proscar[R], Propecia[R]) and dutasteride (Avodart[R]), used to treat enlarged prostate; anti-anxiety medications such as diazepam (Valium[R]); tricyclic antidepressants; certain antibiotics and antifungal drugs; blood pressure drugs known as calcium channel blockers; chemotherapy drugs; spironolactone (Aldactone[R]); and heartburn drugs such as cimetidine (Tagamet[R]).
Similarly, chemical castration involves injecting anti-androgen drugs that suppress the production of testosterone as long as the drugs are administered.
Considering this data of remission with an androgen-deprivation therapy, some cases that are positive for AR, particularly the recurrent ones, should be better studied and considered as potential targets for treatment with anti-androgen drugs.
First-line treatments for prostate cancer are largely based on anti-androgen drugs, or pituitary down-regulators.
Additionally, several medications may cause gynecomastia, including anti-androgen drugs used to treat prostate cancer; finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) and dutasteride (Avodart), used to treat enlarged prostate; anti-anxiety medications such as diazepam (Valium); tricyclic antidepressants; certain antibiotics; blood pressure drugs known as calcium channel blockers; chemotherapy drugs; spironolactone (Aldactone); and heartburn drugs such as cimetidine (Tagamet).
Aphton's novel GnRH pharmaccine has advantages over the existing anti-androgen drugs used today to treat patients with advance prostate cancer.