Androkur - anti-androgenic drug with a contraceptive effect.
The active substance Androkura - cyproterone, which reduces abnormal sexual desire and reduces the potency, helps prevent acne and helps their speedy healing, reduces the activity of the sebaceous glands on the scalp, face, prevents hair loss, prevents unwanted body hair on the face and other parts of body.
Women Androkur shows contraceptive activity: the drug inhibits the production of pituitary gonadotropins, inhibits ovulation.
Form release Androkura
Release tablets Androkur10, 50 and 100 mg, Androkur oily solution for intramuscular injection depot.
Women Androkur prescribed for severe androgenozavisimom alopecia, hirsutism, seborrhea, acne.
Androkur of instructions used in unresectable and metastatic prostate cancer, hypersexuality.
Babies Androkur indicated for the treatment of precocious puberty.
Men are not indicated for the treatment pills Androkur 50 and 100ml and Androkur Depot.
In pathological libido pill is prescribed two 50mg p / day. If necessary, the dose can be increased to Androkura 100mg two p / day. When the therapeutic effect is achieved, it is maintained by the minimum dose - 25 mg, which accept two rows / day. Intramuscularly administered 300 mg of the drug every 10-14dn or Androkur Depot 600 mg every 10-14dn.
When prostate cancer is not subject to the operation of the tablet Androkur taking 100mg two or three p / day if not orchiectomy was performed, and 100 mg one or two p / day after orchiectomy. In this disease, also nominated Androkur depot - 300 mg administered intramuscularly every seven days.
For the treatment of women using pills Androkur10 mg. When Bad pilosis, hair loss, seborrhea and acne caused by androgens, combine Androkur10 mg pill Diane-35. This therapeutic regimen further avoids inter-menstrual bleeding and provide reliable contraception. Androkur10 and Diane-35 are beginning to take on the first day of the cycle, and drink them all at once for 15d. In the remaining six days of taking pills only Diane-35, and then make a seven-day break and come back to this scheme.
Diane-35 tablets are taken in accordance with their instructions, skip the junk. Skipping Androkur10 mg may reduce the therapeutic effect and cause intermenstrual bleeding. The duration of therapy is determined by a physician, has reviews Androkur, that seborrhea and acne be cured faster than alopecia and hirsutism.
After improving for maintenance is recommended to continue treatment only drug Diane-35.
Side effects Androkura
The men at the beginning of therapy may experience abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea, lethargy, restlessness, dry skin, decreased concentration. Judging by the reviews of Androkur, for several weeks after receiving the observed decreased spermatogenesis, libido worsens. These side effects are reversible, taking place after the abolition or reduction of dose Androkura. It may also develop gynecomastia, accompanied by painful nipples. It may be an allergy, weight change, develop osteoporosis. When taken in high doses Androkura in some cases, there is dysfunction of the adrenal cortex, the liver, the feeling of lack of oxygen.
There are also reviews Androkur, calling for women decreased libido, changes in weight, strength, and breast tenderness, mood changes, depression, anxiety, allergies, impaired concentration.
Coughing and a sense of lack of oxygen can be felt during the injection. To avoid this drug is recommended to be administered slowly.
Tablets Androkur10, 50 and 100 mg, solution for injection Androkur depot can not be used in jaundice, liver disease, cachexia (except that there is for prostate cancer), chronic depression, thrombosis, thromboembolism, severe diabetes, sickle cell anemia, in lactation, pregnancy.
According to the instructions Androkur should not be prescribed to teenagers before puberty, because Testosterone may adversely affect the undeveloped endocrine system.