Anti-androgens for the treatment of hirsutism

    Enrico Carmina
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    TLDR Different anti-androgen medications can help treat excessive hair growth, but the right choice depends on accurate diagnosis.
    The document reviewed various anti-androgen agents for treating hirsutism, including androgen receptor blockers (cyproterone acetate, flutamide, and spironolactone), 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors (finasteride), and androgen-suppressing agents (GnRH agonists, oestroprogestins, corticosteroids, and insulin-sensitising agents). The author analyzed scientific literature and used personal experience to evaluate and compare these treatments. The review emphasized the necessity of proper diagnosis in selecting the most suitable anti-androgen therapy for hirsutism.
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