What are Antiandrogens?

Medications that act against the male hormone testosterone are antiandrogens. They are most commonly used to treat prostate cancer and include bicalutamide, cyproterone acetate, flutamide and nilutamide.

Illustration showing that testosterone is produced in the testes but antiandrogens act against the testosterone

Testes image by Servier (CC BY 3.0)
Syringe/tablets image by (CC BY 3.0)

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