Flutamide

Flutamide (Fugerel) Tablets

Flutamide (Fugerel) is an Androgen Inhibitor medication that blocks the activity of androgens (male hormones). Flutamide is rarely used for the treatment of acne. Flutamide is a synthetic non-steroidal anti-androgen (NSAA). It is primarily used for the treatment of prostate cancer, hirsutism (excessive body hair growth) and as part of the hormone replacement regimen for …

Fluridil

Topilutamide aka Fluridil or Eucapil

Fluridil (Topilutamide, Eucapil) is an Androgen Inhibitor medication. Fluridil is available as a topical medication that is primarily used as a treatment for androgenic alopecia (hormone-induced hair loss). Fluridil is rarely used as a treatment for acne. Fluridil is not available in all countries. Androgen hormones stimulate the growth and activity of the sebaceous glands …

Finasteride

Finasteride (Propecia)

Finasteride (Propecia) is an Androgen Inhibitor medication. It is commonly used for the treatment of male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate. Finasteride is not routinely used in the treatment of acne. Finasteride inhibits the synthesis of the powerful androgen (male hormone), DHT. DHT is closely related to Testosterone, but is more potent. Inhibiting the effects …

Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol (NuvaRing)

Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol is a Hormonal Contraceptive (birth control) medication. Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol are analogues of the female hormones Progesterone and Estrogen, respectively. This combination is marketed as NuvaRing. Hormonal contraceptives are not frequently used as a primary treatment for acne, but many women report substantial changes in their acne symptoms after starting …

Ethynodiol Diacetate and Ethinyl Estradiol

Ethynodiol Diacetate and Ethinyl Estradiol is a Hormonal Contraceptive (birth control) medication. Ethynodiol Diacetate and Ethinyl Estradiol are analogues of the female hormones Progesterone and Estrogen, respectively. Hormonal contraceptives are not frequently used as a primary treatment for acne, but many women report substantial changes in their acne symptoms after starting use of Hormonal Contraceptives. …

Estradiol Valerate and Dienogest

Estradiol Valerate and Dienogest is a Hormonal Contraceptive (birth control) medication. Estradiol Valerate and Dienogest are analogues of the female hormones Estrogen and Progesterone, respectively. Hormonal contraceptives are not frequently used as a primary treatment for acne, but many women report substantial changes in their acne symptoms after starting use of Hormonal Contraceptives. There are …

Dutasteride

Dutasteride (Avodart) is an Androgen Inhibitor medication. Dutasteride is primarily used as a treatment of male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate. Dutasteride is not routinely used in the treatment of acne. Dutasteride inhibits the synthesis of the powerful androgen (male hormone), DHT. DHT is closely related to Testosterone, but is more potent. Inhibiting the effects …

Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol

Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol are used in combination as a Hormonal Contraceptive (birth control) medication. Hormonal contraceptives are not frequently used as a primary treatment for acne, but many women report substantial changes in their acne symptoms after starting use of Hormonal Contraceptives. There are many different types of Hormonal Contraceptives. All Hormonal Contraceptives include …

Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol are used in combination as a Hormonal Contraceptive (birth control) medication. Hormonal contraceptives are not frequently used as a primary treatment for acne, but many women report substantial changes in their acne symptoms after starting use of Hormonal Contraceptives. Hormonal Contraceptives may improve acne symptoms in some women by blocking the …

Cyproterone

Cyproterone Acetate (Androcur) is an Androgen Inhibitor medication. Androgen Inhibitor medications block the effect of androgen (male) hormones that can contribute to acne symptoms in some individuals. Cyproterone is occasionally used for the treatment of acne, primarily in women. Cyproterone is not a common treatment for acne, but some patients have reported positive results with …