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Hirsutism Summary

Description: A condition observed in WOMEN and CHILDREN when there is excess coarse body hair of an adult male distribution pattern, such as facial and chest areas. It is the result of elevated ANDROGENS from the OVARIES, the ADRENAL GLANDS, or exogenous sources. The concept does not include HYPERTRICHOSIS, which is an androgen-independent excessive hair growth.

Key Drugs and Agents for Hirsutism

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Spironolactone (Aldactone) : 31 outcomes 15 studies in 114 results : FDA 38 Generic
  2. Flutamide (Eulexin) : 30 outcomes 15 studies in 74 results : FDA 6 Generic
  3. Finasteride (Propecia) : 24 outcomes 22 studies in 51 results : FDA 18 Generic
  4. Testosterone (Sustanon) : 23 outcomes 20 studies in 399 results : FDA 13
  5. Cyproterone Acetate : 19 outcomes 15 studies in 144 results : IBA
  6. Metformin (Glucophage) : 17 outcomes 7 studies in 53 results : FDA 4 Generic
  7. Androgen Antagonists (Antiandrogens) : 13 outcomes 2 studies in 38 results : IBA
  8. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) : 12 outcomes 10 studies in 45 results : FDA 2
  9. Oral Contraceptives : 12 outcomes 3 studies in 41 results : IBA
  10. Androgens : 8 outcomes 12 studies in 207 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Hirsutism

  1. Acne Vulgaris
  2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Syndrome, Stein-Leventhal)
  3. Hyperandrogenism
  4. Alopecia (Baldness)
  5. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
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Key Therapies for Hirsutism

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  1. Solid-State Lasers : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 9 results
  2. Hair Removal (Depilation) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 28 results
  3. Semiconductor Lasers : 3 outcomes in 4 results
  4. Lasers (Laser) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 24 results
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 14 results
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