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Using Androgen Blockers For Acne Treatment

Androgen inhibitors reduce the effect that androgen plays on the body. Anti-androgen drugs actually block the receptors that allow the body to absorb androgens. Although these drugs are less commonly used in North America, cyproterone acetate can be used to treat acne.


  • Cyproterone acetate
  • Spironolactone
  • Flutamide
  • Progesterone
  • Cimetidine
  • Androgen Inhibitors
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Finasteride
  • Ketoconazole

Side Effects:

  • Menstrual irregularity


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  • Have renal insufficiency
  • Have abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Have ovarian cancer
  • Have breast cancer
  • Have uterine cancer


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