LHRH analogues

taken from Small Gland, Big Problem 4th Edition
by Professor Roger Kirby, Health Press 2011

LHRH analogues are used in prostate cancer to ‘switch off’ testosterone production. They can also result in loss of sex drive and in hot flushes.

LHRH antagonist

An LHRH antagonist blocks the process that leads to testosterone production. The side effects are similar to those experienced with LHRH analogues, but the flare reaction does not occur with an LHRH antagonist (see page 59).