No arguement intended my brother, but estrogenic drugs were not cashing in on us in this process (biberies, kickbacks, overcharging, agendas etc.), all these drugs are still being used either here or abroad. We can have our differences and choices of intoxicating drugs. Anything can be sued for different reasons, some very reasonable and some trivial like McDonalds and hot coffee, etc.
Hey also I did say it is a useful drug, I used it also for 2 yrs.+ and might even use it again for short term (maybe), I am not against using those LHRH drugs, maybe longer term is problematic, I am definitively against any mfg. or method that is marketing and making excessive profits (cashin on us) and has no qualms about doing so, what do we will tell the people whom have no money....no lupron...no zoladex...or whom pays these expensive costs for such patients? Is caring for PCa only about money and profits/marketing or is it about possible results. These drugs have patents when they run out maybe competition will heat up:
The choices for LHRH right now: Lupron, zoladex, trelstar LA, Viadur, Eligard
To block possible "flare when using those drugs"= LHRH antagonists= Abarelix or Cetrotide
(another for flare prevention is casodex prior for around 10-14 days)
Main stream anti-androgen effective drugs (non LHRH)= Eulexin, casodex, nilandron, androcur (less costly and can be used in combo with LHRH drugs, casodex commonly used in combo for ADT3-also proscar or avodart used make '3')
Also useful main stream drugs are: proscar or avodart by lowering DHT 70-90% in blood (DHT is the most potent testosterone conversion our bodies make from normal testosterone=fuels PCa) DHT is 5 times more potent growth stimulator than testosterone is. (cut the fuel to PCa)
Secondline drugs semi-mainstream: Nizoral; HDK or Ketoconazole (p450 enzyme inhibitors)
Secondline drugs maybe not mainstream in USA: DES, Honvan, Estradurin, Climara patch, estraderm patch, Stilphosterol, Emcyt, PC Spes(no longer sold atleast in USA)
Other useful (main stream) PCa drugs used on receptors: Decadron, Hexadrol, Hydrocortisone, Prednisdone, Cytadren, Dostinex, Bromocriptine
There are other choices of drugs out there too, all should be looked at. In my case I also found the DES outperformed the ADT3 with alot of monitored psas and other oncologists markers for PCa testings, so that is why I will take my chances for survival as I see them and not as the friendly uro-doc whom wanted me on ADT for life. I'm glad there is no monopoly on choices.
Peace be with you- I respect your knowledge and helpfulness (hey even docs disgree on PCa issues) These are drugs in the know arsenal right now, they all have a possible use and function for us, and onco-doc might be able to assist one in this jungle.
Post Edited (zufus) : 1/4/2009 9:59:26 AM (GMT-7)