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Medication and Gynecomastia

With increased awareness to body shape, Gynecomastia awareness is rising within the male population and leading individuals to wonder whether supplements or medications are viable solutions for Gynecomastia.

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Reducing Gynecomastia with Pills – Is It Working?

Gynecomastia is often a combination of the development of glandular tissue behind and around the nipple, as well as breast fat tissues. There are herbal supplements and other pills that are being marketed online as solutions for gynecomastia. Several gynecomastia pills are currently on the market, including Gynexin, Gynectrol and GyneMax. Gynexin is by far the most popular. It is essentially a fat burner that specifically targets the adipose tissue (fat) in men’s breasts. While it may work to reduce that type of fat, it does not address the underlying cause – glandular breast tissue. Explore the Gynecomastia.org Forum to read about the experiences of men who have taken this drug and other gynecomastia oral medications.

Prescription Drugs That Can Cause Gynecomastia

Over the years, a variety of medications have been implicated in the development of gynecomastia. Some of the more common drugs are listed below. Please consult with a medical professional before making any changes to your medications intake.

Antiandrogens Bicalutamide, flutamide, finasteride, dutasteride
Antihypertensive Spironolactone
Antiretroviral Protease inhibitors (saquinavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, lopinavir), reverse transcriptase inhibitors (stavudine, zidovudine, lamivudine)
Environmental Exposure Phenothrin (antiparasitical)
Exogenous Hormones Oestrogens, prednisone (male teenagers)
Gastrointestinal Drugs H2 histamine receptor blockers (cimetidine)
Antifungal Ketoconazole (prolonged oral use)
Antihypertensive Calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, diltiazem, felodipine, nifedipine, verapamil)
Antipsychotic (first generation) Haloperidol, olanzapine, paliperidone (high doses), risperidone (high doses), ziprasidone
Antiretroviral Efavirenz
Chemotherapy Drugs cisplatin, vincristine, procarbazine
Exogenous Hormones Androgens (athletes abuse)
Gastrointestinal Drugs Proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole)
Cardiovascular Drugs Phytoestrogens (soya-based products, high quantity)

Note that unlike what you may have read online, our gynecomastia specialists confirm that tumors and use of marijuana rarely cause gynecomastia.

Anti-Estrogen Drugs

Anti-estrogen drugs, which were popularized by bodybuilders, are often being taken by people who developed gynecomastia. The estrogen blocker is purposed to prevent testosterone from converting to the female hormone, but the effect isn’t guaranteed. Most important – these oral medications cannot remove breast tissue once it has been formed. They may decrease the amount of fat tissue and if this is your only concern, your condition is actually called pseudogynecomastia and may be effectively treated with medication.

Proper Diet & Exercise

Gimmicks found online can cause you to spend a lot of money and yield few results. To some degree, proper nutrition and an effective workout regimen can help you reduce the size of fat tissues in the chest areas. However, individuals who are already on the thinner side will probably achieve better results through gynecomastia surgery. You can find a physician in your area who can help guide you through the options.

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