TLDR Cyproterone acetate plus ethinyl estradiol is generally more effective in treating hirsutism, but consider side effects and patient characteristics.
The document is a compilation of references related to the treatment of hirsutism. Several studies compared the effectiveness of two treatments, cyproterone acetate plus ethinyl estradiol and finasteride, in reducing hirsutism scores and androgen levels. Both treatments were found to be effective, but cyproterone acetate plus ethinyl estradiol was generally more effective in reducing hirsutism scores and androgen levels. However, both treatments had potential side effects and individual patient characteristics should be considered when choosing a treatment. One study found that finasteride may be a good alternative for treating hirsutism. Another study found that cyproterone acetate plus ethinyl estradiol was more effective and cost-effective than finasteride.View this study on link.springer.com →
Finasteride effectively reduces hair growth in women with idiopathic hirsutism, but requires careful contraception during treatment.
Finasteride reduces hairiness and androgen levels in women with unexplained excessive hair growth.
Finasteride and spironolactone both reduce hirsutism, but finasteride lowers androgen levels more.
Finasteride reduces hair growth and is safe for women with excessive hair.
Finasteride reduces dihydrotestosterone, increases testosterone, and may treat hirsutism in women.
Finasteride treats enlarged prostate and may help with baldness, but effects on sexual function and male fetuses are unclear.
Finasteride treats enlarged prostate and baldness, but may cause limited urinary improvement and sex-related side effects.
Finasteride and CPA-EE2 equally reduce hirsutism, but affect hormone levels differently.
Diane 35 plus finasteride is more effective for treating hirsutism.
Diane 35 plus finasteride is more effective in reducing hair growth and androgen levels, but may decrease libido.
Cyproterone acetate plus ethinyl estradiol is generally more effective in treating hirsutism, but consider side effects and patient characteristics.