TLDR Dutasteride successfully treated a woman's hair loss when other treatments failed.
The document is a case report from 2005 about the successful treatment of female androgenic alopecia with dutasteride. The case involved a 46-year-old woman who had not responded to minoxidil and had only limited improvement with finasteride. Due to her lack of improvement and the psychological distress caused by her hair loss, she was given dutasteride, another 5-reductase inhibitor. After 6 months of treatment, significant improvement was observed, and after 9 months, the diagnosis of androgenic alopecia could no longer be made. No side effects were reported. The report concluded that dutasteride could potentially be an effective alternative treatment for androgenic alopecia.View this study on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov →
Flutamide effectively treats female pattern hair loss with low doses showing good liver tolerance.
Finasteride improves hair density and thickness in women with hair loss.
Dutasteride 0.5 mg daily improves hair growth safely in men with hair loss.
Minoxidil and finasteride treat hair loss in men, while minoxidil treats hair loss in women.
Dutasteride more effective for hair growth, but has more side effects than finasteride.
Finasteride with oral contraceptive helps improve hair loss in premenopausal women.
Oral antiandrogens effectively treat female hair loss, with better results in higher hair loss grades.
5% and 2% minoxidil solutions effectively promote hair growth and reduce hair loss, with 5% being slightly more effective but having more side effects.
Finasteride can slow hair loss and promote growth in postmenopausal women.
Flutamide may slightly improve hair loss in women, but finasteride does not work.
Finasteride improves hair loss in women with hyperandrogenism.
Minoxidil works better for female hair loss, but cyproterone reduces scalp oiliness and causes menstrual issues.
Hair loss in women is genetic, diagnosed by examination and biopsy, and treated with minoxidil, finasteride, or transplantation.
Finasteride doesn't effectively treat hair loss in postmenopausal women.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
People with hair loss have more androgen receptors and enzymes in certain follicles, with men and women showing different patterns.
Common baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is caused by a combination of genetic factors and hormones called androgens.