Finding A Doctor That Will Prescribe Flutamide
Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:09 AM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:47 AM
Some reasons why you are having trouble finding a doctor that will prescribe it to you:
1. Flutamide has a bad profile as far as liver toxicity is concerned. Other anti-androgens are just as effective and put less strain on your liver.
2. Has a short half-life so you would need to take it at least 3 times every day in contrast with other anti-androgens that need to be taken only once a day.
3. It is 'recommended' to women with PCOS, but only after other options have failed.
Do you have PCOS?
Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:24 PM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:02 AM
Your best bet would be an endocrinologist who specializes in PCOS
Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:41 AM
i heard flutamide can affect the liver. also heard doctors don't like prescribing it. There are other more gentle effective stuff. How is the BCP turning out for you ?
Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:46 AM
yeah i do have pcos. flutamide is the only other anti androgen i know of besides spiro and i cant take spiro because it makes me really sick.
I would see an endocrinologist. There are other anti-androgens besides spironolactone and flutamide you could try. E.g. bicalutamide and cyproterone acetate. An endocrinologist would be the most able/willing to help, rather than a dermatologist. Most dermatologist don't know a lot about hormones.
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