Drug-induced gynecomastia

@article{Eckman2008DruginducedG,
  title={Drug-induced gynecomastia},
  author={Ari Eckman and Adrian S Dobs},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Drug Safety},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={691 - 702}
}
Gynecomastia is caused by drugs in 10 – 25% of all cases. The pathophysiologic mechanism for some drugs includes exogenous estrogens exposure, medications that cause hypogonadism, anti-androgenic effects and hyperprolactinemia. This manuscript reviews common examples of drug-induced gynecomastia, discussing the mechanisms and possible treatments. Discontinuing the medication is always the best choice; however, if this is not possible, then testosterone replacement therapy may be needed for… Expand
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