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Cimetidine


#1

Cimetidine used for peptic ulcer has got anti-androgenic effect.
Has anyone tried it for treating hair loss?


#2

Cimetidine was talked about ad nauseam about eight years ago when the news first broke that it may be a good treatment for hair loss. I never heard of anyone getting any results using this as a hair loss treatment.


#3

» Cimetidine was talked about ad nauseam about eight years ago when the news
» first broke that it may be a good treatment for hair loss. I never heard of
» anyone getting any results using this as a hair loss treatment.

According to physicians desk reference, patience taking cimetidine (tagamet) have had hight rates of gynecomastia than patients taking finesteride. So keep that in mind.

http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/procedure_folder/male_breast/gynecomastia_causes.html


#4

http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/procedure_folder/male_breast/gynecomastia_causes.html

Most surprising if not preposterous: dutasteride is not in the list.


#5

Very high doses of cimetidine are required to achieve good results. And this obviously causes unwanted side effects.

» » Cimetidine was talked about ad nauseam about eight years ago when the
» news
» » first broke that it may be a good treatment for hair loss. I never heard
» of
» » anyone getting any results using this as a hair loss treatment.
»
»
» According to physicians desk reference, patience taking cimetidine
» (tagamet) have had hight rates of gynecomastia than patients taking
» finesteride. So keep that in mind.
»
» http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/procedure_folder/male_breast/gynecomastia_causes.html


#6

» Very high doses of cimetidine are required to achieve good results. And
» this obviously causes unwanted side effects.

With regards to gynecomastia, just curious if anyone has looked into or tried using any medications which compete with the excess estradiol produced while taking finas / dutas / spiro, at the receptor site in male breast tissue. Such meds include…

• Anti-estrogen medications, selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), such as

	afimoxifene (4-hydroxytamoxifen)
	arzoxifene
	bazedoxifene
	clomifene
	lasofoxifene 
	ormeloxifene
	raloxifene
	tamoxifen
	toremifene

• Aromatase inhibitors, such as

	Letrozole
	Anastrozole
	Exemestane