I am 32 years old male suffering from male pattern baldness. I ask you can I take antiandrogens for treatment of baldness? Looking forward to receive your answer.
Antiandrogen is a group of medications that block different forms of male hormones. What we generally recommend for treatment of male pattern baldness is finasteride, which is also classified as an anti-androgen in some sources. Finasteride blocks production of DHT (dihydroxytestosterone), which is one of the forms of testosterone that can affect hair growth in prone patients.
The typical antiandrogens can block testosterone. Although these medications are used for treatment of prostate cancer, they are not recommended for treatment of hair loss because of their numerous side effects. If you are a man using these antiandrogens for other medical conditions, they may positively affect your hair but may kill your sex life so you should not use them merely for treatment of male pattern baldness.