View Full Version : avodart or propecia for hair miniaturization ?

11-17-2015, 07:00 AM
My hairs have been miniaturizing for a while and I've been on propecia for about 3 months now but haven't seen any effect. Does avodart help thicken miniaturized hairs just as well as propecia ?

11-19-2015, 01:11 PM
Hi there.

In theory, Avodart should help "better" than propecia since it is a stronger inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase, with a longer half life, but it is not currently FDA approved for that purpose. With that, there is the potential for more severe side effects (however the risk remains low).

Where did you get your propecia? If you're certain it is legitimate, then I would just give it more time. 3 months is nothing in terms of hair loss. Some people don't see results for 12-18 months. I didn't see anything, even a decrease in shedding for at least 6 months. There's also varying degrees of response. Some people have total reversal of miniaturization, some people just stop losing any more hair, and some people just slow down the process of hair loss.

I would just give it more time, and see what happens before bringing out the big guns (Avodart). Avodart is also a bit more expensive than propecia.

WHTC Clinic
11-19-2015, 02:15 PM
You need to give it 12 months and allow your hair to respond to the medication. Your are waiting for the levels of DHT in your blood to decrease and hoping for stabilization or regrowth. There's no guarantee with any hair loss medication.

Avodart (dutasteride) works just as well as finasteride. Both medications have pros and cons but they both come with side effects. Dutasteride offers more strength to reducing DHT in the blood, but it would offer more probability of experiencing side effects.