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Finasteride in the treatment of men with frontal male pattern hair loss

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, finasteride 1mg/day slowed hair loss and increased hair growth in the anterior/mid area of the scalp. Improvement was noted at one year with efficacy maintained or improved through the second year.

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Finasteride in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

In two 1-year, placebo-controlled trials evaluating males with pattern hair loss (18 - 41 years of age), finasteride 1mg/day slowed the progression of hair loss and increased hair growth. Treatment with placebo resulted in progressive hair loss.

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Long-term (5-year) multinational experience with finasteride 1 mg in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia

European Journal of Dermatology

Treatment with finasteride led to durable improvements in scalp hair over 5 years while treatment with placebo led to progressive hair loss. No new safety concerns were identified with long-term use.

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Efficacy and Safety of Finasteride Therapy for Androgenetic Alopecia: A Systematic Review

JAMA Dermatology

Daily use of finasteride increases hair count and improves patient and investigator assessment of hair appearance. Sexual side effects appear to be increased but the risk of discontinuing finasteride due to sexual side effects was similar to that of placebo.

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Comparative Efficacy of Various Treatment Regimens for Androgenetic Alopecia in Men

The Journal of Dermatology

Finasteride combined with minoxidil was more effective than finasteride alone at one year. Finasteride with or without minoxidil was more effective than minoxidil alone.

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IngredientsFinasteride

Fin

Oral Medication

C23H36N2O2

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TARGETS:

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Conversion of testosterone to DHT

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Hormonal cause of hair loss

BENEFITS:

Halts the progression of male pattern hair loss

Increases hair growth

1999

Finasteride in the treatment of men with frontal male pattern hair loss

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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

1998

Finasteride in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

2002

Long-term (5-year) multinational experience with finasteride 1 mg in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia

...

European Journal of Dermatology

2010

Efficacy and Safety of Finasteride Therapy for Androgenetic Alopecia: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Dermatology

2014

Comparative Efficacy of Various Treatment Regimens for Androgenetic Alopecia in Men

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The Journal of Dermatology

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SIDE EFFECTS


The most common side effects include altered interest in having sexual intercourse, breast tenderness, decreased amount of semen upon ejaculation, enlarged breasts, erectile dysfunction, low blood pressure, rash, and fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands. Finasteride may rarely cause persistent sexual side effects and depression. An allergic reaction to this drug is rare. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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