Do You Recommend Avolve Hair Loss Medication?December 14th, 2006
Q: My friend just came back from Paris and said that his cousin was taking Avolve for hair loss. Can you tell me what that is and is it available in the U.S.?
A: Avolve is the European trade name for dutasteride 0.5mg made by GlaxoSmithKline for prostate enlargement. In the U.S. dutasteride 0.5mg, under the brand name Avodart, is FDA approved to treat prostate enlargement (BPH). It has not been FDA approved for hair loss.
See the Dutasteride page on Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration website.Related Posts:
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Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: Avodart/Dutasteride, Avolve, Bernstein Medical, Europe, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), France, GlaxoSmithKline, Hair Loss Medication, Pharmeceutical Companies, Prostate, Prostate Disease Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on December 14th, 2006 at 8:11 am