What Hair Loss Medications are Effective DHT Blockers and are they Sold Over the Counter?

April 21st, 2008

Q: Are there DHT blockers that are sold in the pharmacy over the counter?

A: The only effective DHT blockers are finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) and dutasteride (Avodart).

These medications require a doctor’s prescription and are not sold OTC. Nizoral is a topical shampoo for seborrhea (a type of dandruff) that is sold over the counter, but it is not effective in treating hair loss.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on April 21st, 2008 at 6:49 am


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