Main uses in hair loss: male pattern hair loss and less commonly frontal fibrosing alopecia 

Other names: Avodart (trade name)

What is dutasteride?

  • Dutsteride is a 5 alpha reductase inhibitory drug similar to finasteride.
  • It is not FDA approved for hair loss but is sometimes used as an ‘off-label’ treatment for men with hair loss at a dose of 0.5 mg daily.
  • Dutasteride is approved for hair loss in Korea.
  • Women who are post menopausal and have the hair loss condition called frontal fibrosing aloepcia can sometimes be prescribed dutasteride. Only a physician knowledgable about this treatment should prescribe to women.

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