Drugs With Side Effects & Hormones

Gynecomastia.org is beginning a list of drugs that have gynecomastia as a potential side effect. This is just a beginning and with your help it will continue to grow.

ADALAT and ADALAT XL  

Amitriptyline  

Anafranil  

Carbamazepine  

Chlorpromazine  

Cimetidine (Tagamet) We are hearing a lot about this drug causing severe gynecomastia. We know of no studies.  

Another source of infomation. Adverse Reactions.  

Clonazepam  

Elavil  

Fluphenazine Decanoate  

Humegon  

Nutropin  

Prostate Cancer Drugs Info

Protriptyline  

Protropin  

Spironolactone  

Thiothixene  

ZANTAC¨ Information:Safety  

Zoloft  

For a more extensive list go here.

Hormones

Here are links for adiapose tissue conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Here are a couple, though probably not the best. The second only mentions aromatase in females, but as the first notes, this happens in males as well. We will be happy to post other information as we find it or as it is sent to us.

Andropause Canada  

http://journals.endocrinology.org/

http://web.indstate.edu/

http://www.gfmer.ch/

http://www.ephca.com/

Report: What is a low level of testosterone?
http://www.wellmanclinic.org/paper2.htm

A different view: (Excerpt from paper on cause of Gynecomastia)

From this information it was discovered that there is also a lower ratio of weaker adrenal androgens (delta 4-androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone) found in youths with this disease. It was once believed that there was an imbalance in the ratios of testosterone to estrogen or estradiol, but this is now know to be untrue.

http://911papers.virtualave.net/classical_sciences/biology/Gynecomastia.htm

Interesting reading here, especially the estrogen like qualities of the everyday food we eat.

The Environmental Endocrine Issue