TLDR All three treatments reduce hirsutism, but spironolactone works best long-term.
The study aimed to compare the effectiveness of cyproterone acetate, finasteride, and spironolactone in treating idiopathic hirsutism. The study involved 41 women who were randomly assigned to receive one of the three treatments for 12 months. The Ferriman-Gallwey score was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatments. The study found that all three treatments were similarly effective in reducing hirsutism, but spironolactone was more effective in the long term. The study concluded that different medical therapies, alone and in combination, can be used to treat idiopathic hirsutism.View this study on linkinghub.elsevier.com →
Cyproterone acetate-estrogen most effective for hirsutism, but consider side effects and patient needs.
Finasteride significantly reduces hair growth in women with idiopathic hirsutism.
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.
Finasteride treats enlarged prostate and may help with baldness, but effects on sexual function and male fetuses are unclear.
Hormonal therapies like cyproterone acetate and spironolactone may help some women with hair loss, but finasteride 1mg is not useful, and the effectiveness of other treatments is still unclear.
All three treatments reduce hirsutism, but spironolactone works best long-term.
Antiandrogen therapy is effective and well tolerated for treating women's androgenic disorders like hirsutism, acne, and hair loss.