View Full Version : Dutasteride Success Rate Data?

07-11-2015, 05:28 PM
Is there any data out there on the success rate of dutasteride? I've been searching for it but I couldn't find anything. Wit succes rate data I mean something like this (only this is about finasteride) :

There have been lots of studies into the success rate of the drug and one study shows that 83% of men taking propecia did not experience any more hair loss since the start of the prescription. Furthermore, 66% of the men noticed that they had regrowth.

Another study showed that when compared to men who were not taking Propecia, men using the drug did not experience hair loss and had hair regrowth within the first year. Men who did not use propecia continued to lose their hair. After five years of treatment with propecia, 48% of men had increased hair growth, 42% experienced no change and a small 10% experienced hair loss. This is quite a success when you compare it to the 75% of men not taking the drug who experience hair loss.

The only thing I can find about dutasteride is this study that lasted 6 months: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT01231607?sect=X01256#all . It's a pretty detailed study with interesting comparisements of 1mg fin to different doses of dut and there is a lot of stuff about hair counts, hair width, etc but nothing about success rate like I quoted above.

Does anyone know where I can find this data or has anyone ever found this data? I've switched from finasteride to dutasteride because of efficacy and some reassurement about the success rate of dutasteride would put my mind at ease and thus would be greatly appreciated!

07-13-2015, 03:44 PM
there is a 4 year study which shows like 99% success rate

there is no placebo group tho

07-22-2015, 07:11 PM
I'm one of the 1% failures I guess and balding isn't even in my family line, at least not of any recent lineage that I can find.