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What is Hirsutism?

Hirsutism is a common condition characterized by excessive hair growth in women. It can occur in women of all age groups and may pose social, psychological and self-esteem issues.

The condition is relatively common and affects 5-10 percent of the world’s population.

What are its main associated signs and symptoms?

Hirsutism triggers with the onslaught of puberty. The chief symptom is the growth of male hair type in women. Furthermore, the condition is characterized by growth of hair similar to the scalp on:

  • Upper lip
  • Sideburns
  • Chin
  • Around the nipples
  • Lower side of abdomen

Other symptoms commonly seen in hirsutism are:

  • Oily skin
  • Balding forehead
  • Acne
  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy voice
  • Changes in clitoris
  • Infertility 

However, in advanced cases, hair growth is generalized to cover the portions of upper back, central chest region and whole or upper regions of abdomen.  

What are its main causes?

Excessive androgen levels in women are a major reason for hirsutism. Other than that:

How is it diagnosed and treated?

A medical history along with a thorough physical examination followed by an ultrasound scan to determine the condition of ovaries are the first steps to diagnose the cause behind hirsutism. Androgen levels might be ordered to confirm the diagnosis.

Women with moderate hair growth can use cosmetic methods to approach the condition. This includes:

  • Bleaching
  • Shaving
  • Waxing
  • Plucking
  • Electrolysis
  • Depilatory agents
  • Laser treatment

Plucking is a method for short-term management of hirsutism and laser treatment is effective in the removal of unwanted visible hair in the long term.

Estrogen and progestin contraceptive pills reduce the effect of androgen hormones and slow the progress of the condition.

Medical professional can use anti-androgens to treat moderate or severe cases. Other options include:

  • Eflornithine cream
  • Cyproterone acetate
  • Flutamide
  • Finasteride
  1. Medicines for Hirsutism

Medicines for Hirsutism

Medicines listed below are available for Hirsutism. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
EfloraEflora 13.9% W/W Cream710.0
EfnithinEfnithin 13.9% Cream300.0
ElynElyn 13.9% Cream650.0
HinderHinder 13.9% W/W Cream600.0
UprootUproot Liquid350.0
AldactoneAldactone 100 Mg Tablet131.85
Aimil LactoneLactone 100 Mg Tablet25.2
CytomidCytomid 250 Mg Tablet99.85
FlutatecFlutatec 250 Mg Tablet97.5
FlutideFlutide 250 Mg Tablet92.81
AldolocAldoloc 20 Mg/50 Mg Tablet47.02
AldostixAldostix 20 Mg/50 Mg Tablet22.75
FruselacFruselac 20 Mg/50 Mg Tablet29.5
FrusisFrusis 20 Mg/50 Mg Tablet36.0
Lactomide (S.V. Biovac)Lactomide Tablet10.07
LasilactoneLasilactone Tablet33.32
Urecton PlusUrecton Plus 20 Mg/50 Mg Tablet26.49
Amifru SAmifru S 20 Mg/50 Mg Tablet27.0
AquamideAquamide 20 Mg/50 Mg Tablet26.82
LactomideLactomide 20 Mg/50 Mg Tablet24.76
MinilactoneMinilactone Tablet25.1
SpiromideSpiromide Tablet46.2
ButipilButipil 0.035 Mg/2 Mg Tablet184.25
CarpelaCarpela 0.035 Mg/2 Mg Tablet264.0
CarrolCarrol 0.035 Mg/2 Mg Tablet197.05
ElestraElestra 0.035 Mg/2 Mg Tablet312.7
EstranonEstranon Tablet260.0
EvashineEvashine 0.035 Mg/2 Mg Tablet210.0
GinetteGinette 0.035 Mg/2 Mg Tablet282.5
HerfaceHerface 0.035 Mg/2 Mg Tablet241.0
HersuitHersuit 0.035 Mg/2 Mg Tablet201.81
KrimsonKrimson Tablet282.0
Cyna KitCyna Kit Tablet195.0
My PillMy Pill Tablet233.0
Dyamide PlusDyamide Plus 50 Mg/10 Mg Tablet50.0
Dyloop PlusDyloop Plus 50 Mg/10 Mg Tablet30.4
Dytor PlusDytor Plus 10 Tablet55.5
Excretor PlusExcretor Plus 50 Mg/10 Mg Tablet45.1
Tide PlusTide Plus 10 Mg Tablet24.0
Torsinex PlusTorsinex Plus Tablet20.3
Zator PlusZator Plus 50 Mg/10 Mg Tablet29.0
Tores PlusTores Plus Tablet38.75
Torget PlusTorget Plus 10 Mg Tablet64.8
TorlactoneTorlactone 10 Mg Tablet28.8
Torlactone LsTorlactone Ls Tablet18.6
FrewilFrewil 2 Mg/0.035 Mg Tablet175.0
CysteliaCystelia 35 Tablet250.0
Harmoni FHarmoni F 2 Mg/0.035 Mg/5 Mg Tablet281.4
MetolactoneMetolactone 2.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet46.65

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