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Other names: androgen antagonists, androgen receptor blockers, testosterone blockers

What are Antiandrogens?

Antiandrogens are the name given to a diverse group of medicines that counteract the effects of the male sex hormones, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. Male sex hormones are also known as androgens; antiandrogens may also be called androgen receptor blockers.

Some antiandrogens work by lowering the body's production of androgens while others block androgen receptors, limiting the body's ability to make use of the androgens produced.

Antiandrogens are used in the treatment of various conditions and disorders including prostate cancer, precocious puberty in young males, benign prostatic hyperplasia, androgenic alopecia (male-pattern hair loss) and sexual disorders, such as hyper-sexuality, in men.

In women, antiandrogens may be used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome, hirsutism (excessive facial or body hair), amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods), acne, and several other conditions.

List of Antiandrogens:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Casodex (Pro)
Generic name: bicalutamide
7 reviews
Xtandi (Pro)
Generic name: enzalutamide
9 reviews
Erleada (Pro)
Generic name: apalutamide
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Eulexin (Pro)
Generic name: flutamide
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Nilandron (Pro)
Generic name: nilutamide
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Nubeqa (Pro)
Generic name: darolutamide
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For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

Further information

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See Also

Medical conditions associated with antiandrogens: