TLDR Cyproterone acetate-estrogen most effective for hirsutism, but consider side effects and patient needs.
This document summarizes various studies that compared different drug regimens for treating hirsutism in women. The studies found that low dose flutamide, finasteride, and cyproterone acetate-estrogen were effective in reducing hair growth, while ketoconazole had negative side effects. Cyproterone acetate-estrogen was found to be the most effective treatment option in most studies, but had some side effects. Flutamide was also effective, but had more side effects than other treatments. Finasteride was effective with minimal side effects. Overall, the studies suggest that different drug regimens can be effective in treating hirsutism, but the choice of treatment should be based on individual patient characteristics and potential side effects.View this study on academic.oup.com →
Finasteride reduces hair growth better, but spironolactone has more side effects.
Finasteride effectively reduces hair growth in women with idiopathic hirsutism, but requires careful contraception during treatment.
Finasteride effectively treats hirsutism in women, but more research needed for long-term results.
Finasteride reduces hairiness and androgen levels in women with unexplained excessive hair growth.
Cyproterone acetate-estrogen most effective for hirsutism, but consider side effects and patient needs.
All treatments reduce hair growth; low dose flutamide most effective with fewer side effects.
Antiandrogen therapy is effective and well tolerated for treating women's androgenic disorders like hirsutism, acne, and hair loss.