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Cyproterone

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    Oral
    Cyproterone

    • Mechanism of Action
    • Directly inhibits the binding of androgens to androgen receptors.
    • Pharmacology
    • Interacts with androgen receptors as well as progestin and glucocorticoid receptors, resulting in associated side effects.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.
    • Adverse Effects
    • Fatigue
    • Weight gain
    • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhoea
    • Gynaecomastia / breast tenderness
    • Hot flushes
    • Dizziness
    • Elevated LFTs
    • Osteoporosis (long-term)
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