Hormonal effects, tolerability, and preliminary kinetics in men of MK-906, a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor.


The hormonal effects following the acute (single dose) administration of a 4-azasteroid inhibitor of 5 alpha-reductase (MK-906) were evaluated in 10 healthy male volunteers. Marked suppression of serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) was observed after the administration of single doses as low as 12.5 mg. The mean percent decrease in DHT at 24 hours in the group… (More)