Should I Use Multiple Hair Loss Medications, Such as Both Avodart and Propecia?February 9th, 2007
Q: I’m 52 years old and have been taking Propecia (finasteride) for two years. It seems to maintain the status quo with no apparent regrowth. I am considering adding a dose of Avodart (dutasteride) once a week in conjunction with the daily Propecia. My question is twofold: (1) Since dutasteride blocks production of both enzymes (type I and II) that produce DHT from testosterone, is it redundant to take the finasteride that only blocks the type I enzyme?
A: It is redundant to take both.
However, you may not be taking the optimal dose of dutasteride which seems to be at least 0.5mg a day for hair loss.Related Posts:
- Is the Dose of Finasteride the Same for Everyone?
- Does Propecia Work in Older Patients?
- Does Propecia Work for Life or Does it Stop Working Over Time?
- Is Propecia and/or Rogaine Mandatory after a Hair Transplant?
- Do Propecia (Finasteride) and Rogaine (Minoxidil) Work on Front of the Scalp?
Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: Avodart/Dutasteride, DHT, DHT Blockers, Hair loss in Men, Hair Loss Medication, Hair Loss Medication Dosage, Multiple Medications, Propecia (Finasteride), Testosterone Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on February 9th, 2007 at 9:15 am