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Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is cyproterone a steroid/progesterone?
Cyproterone is an anti-androgen that decreases the effect of male sex hormone testosterone in the body. It is related in structure to progesterone
Q. Is cyproterone safe?
Cyproterone is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. What are the uses of cyproterone?
Cyproterone belongs to a class of medications called anti-androgens. It acts by blocking as well as reducing the effects of male sex hormone testosterone in the body
Q. How does it work?
It is used to suppress the effects of LHRH (luteinizing hormone releasing hormone; hormone which causes release of testosterone in men). It is used to reduce the excessive rise of testosterone (flare) when LHRH-like drugs are used (e.g. after prostate removal in prostate cancer)
Q. Does cyproterone lower testosterone?
Yes, cyproterone lowers testosterone by inhibiting the release of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) that is responsible for testosterone release in men
Q. Does Yasmin (drosperinone/ ethinyl estradiol contains cyproterone?
No, it does not contain cyproterone.