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    it is very interesting.i am a48 year old lady suffering from androgenetis alopecia.nothing seems to be working for me.which is better.finasteride or dutasteride.i read it somewhere that if you take dutasteride for 2 days a week that is enough.is it true.what is the dose of dutasteride thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by saniaa83 View Post
    Dihydrotestosterone is the main molecule responsible for androgenic alopecia. Finasteride, which reduces transformation of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone and decreases dihydrotestosterone activity, is approved for treatment of androgenic alopecia in men. We describe the case of a 46-year-old woman with androgenic alopecia, non-responsive to minoxidil, who initially benefited from finasteride. Due to only limited improvement after finasteride and persisting profound psychological distress resulting from androgenic alopecia, another 5-reductase inhibitor, dutasteride, was introduced. Clinical evaluation and trichogram were applied for assessment of dutasteride efficacy in this patient. Additionally, mean hair diameter was monitored by means of computer dermoscopy. After 6 months of therapy, significant improvement was observed and after 9 months the clinical diagnosis of androgenic alopecia could no longer be made in this patient. No side effects were observed. In conclusion, theoretical data and our experience in this case show that dutasteride might develop into a true alternative in treatment of androgenic alopecia.
    it is very interesting.How long she has been having androgenetic alopecia? which is better aldactone or dutasteride

  3. #13
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    Jul 2014


    With so many different types of hair loss and treatments available. It does get a bit daunting. Do your research and choose your treatment choice knowledgeably. I've read to many stories where women suffered further because of bad treatments. Unnecessarily damaging their hair even more. You've gotten some good advice here. Good luck.

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    Dec 2014


    Women or children should not use Avodart™ or dutasteride. Also, women who are pregnant or may be pregnant should not handle Avodart™ for fear of potential risks to a male fetus.

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