cyproterone acetate


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Related to cyproterone acetate: Androcur
An antiandrogenic progestin, which acts specifically on androgen receptors
Indications Prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, priapism, hypersexuality—in particular sex offenders—hirsutism especially in male-to-female transgendered people, acne and hot flashes

cyproterone acetate

A male sex hormone antagonist drug used to treat hypersexuality and prostate gland enlargement. Brand names are Androcur and Cyprostat.
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But in 2008 the cancer started to progress so low doses of Cyproterone acetate were given to him and the disease was brought back under control.
Induction of Chromosomal Aberrations and Sister Chromatid Exchanges by Cyproterone Acetate in Human Lymphocytes.
Thirty-five male-to-female transsexuals were treated with oral ethinyl estradiol plus cyproterone acetate for 4 or 12 months (n = 20) or with transdermal 17[beta]-estradiol plus cyproterone acetate for 4 or 12 months (n = 15).
If excess hair is more widespread, your doctor may suggest treatment with a form of oral contraceptive pill (Dianette) which contains an anti-androgen drug, cyproterone acetate.
Cyproterone acetate tablets and or minoxidil scalp treatment (Regaine) may help, but the benefits tend to disappear once you stop taking the drugs and you will probably need to see a private dermatologist to get them in the first place.
Antiandrogenic substances such as cyproterone acetate (CPA) and medroxy-progesterone acetate (MPA) were originally developed for use as oral contraceptives and to treat various gynaecologic disorders (Briggs & Briggs, 1972; Cooper, 1986), but they have been most widely used and recognized as a treatment for sex offenders and other individuals unable to control socially or personally unacceptable sexual urges and dysfunctional sexual desires (e.
Each pill contained one of two hormones, testosterone undecanoate or cyproterone acetate.
Cyproterone Acetate Major Producer and Their Market Share
He started medical ADT in the form of the anti-androgen cyproterone acetate initially, with subsequent monthly preparations of the gonadorelin analogue goserelin acetate 3.
Health Department figures in Australia showed an increase of 1150 patients each year from 2004 to 2007, who have been undergoing the medication, cyproterone acetate, for sexual deviance.
CYPROTERONE acetate is an anti-androgen therapy which is used in the management of patients with prostatic cancer.
Utian said the Scandinavian figures are probably "as reliable as you can get in a public health system," he said the investigators included in the progestin category drugs that are not progestins such as cyproterone acetate, an antiandrogen, and raloxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM).