Treatments for gynecomastia have not been extensively studied, so data
showing their effectiveness are limited. No drugs have yet been approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of gynecomastia. In
general, two types of medications have shown promise for the management of
replacement: This therapy has been effective in older men with low levels of
testosterone, but it was not proved to be effective for men who have normal
levels of the male hormone.
- SERMs: The selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs)
tamoxifen (Soltamox) and
can help reduce the amount of breast tissue, although they are not able to
entirely eliminate the problem. These medications are most often used for severe
or painful gynecomastia.
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