TLDR Dutasteride helps hair growth in those unresponsive to finasteride, but may cause more sexual dysfunction.
The study found that dutasteride at a dose of 0.5 mg/d could be an alternative therapeutic option for patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) who did not respond to finasteride. Hair density and thickness significantly increased by 10.3% and 18.9%, respectively, in phototrichogram assessment. However, the incidence of dutasteride-related sexual dysfunction is reported to be higher than with finasteride, so further research is required to identify the incidence of dutasteride-related sexual dysfunction and the timing to switch to dutasteride if there was no clinical improvement.View this study on onlinelibrary.wiley.com →
Dutasteride 0.5 mg daily improves hair growth safely in men with hair loss.
Dutasteride helps slow hair loss and boosts hair growth.
Dutasteride more effective for hair growth, but has more side effects than finasteride.
Finasteride increases hair weight and count in men with hair loss, with best results after four years.
Finasteride helps increase hair growth in men with hair loss.
Finasteride effectively treats frontal hair loss with few side effects.
Finasteride effectively treats baldness but may cause sexual side effects.
Hair loss is more common in men aged 18-49 and increases with age.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
Genetics and hormones cause hair loss; finasteride treats it safely.
Photographic documentation crucial for evaluating hair growth in androgenetic alopecia.
Finasteride treats enlarged prostate and baldness, but may cause limited urinary improvement and sex-related side effects.
Dutasteride is effective and safe for treating common hair loss, and it's more potent than finasteride, leading to better hair growth and thickness.