Preparation and Clinical Evaluation of Finasteride Gel in the Treatment of Idiopathic Hirsutism

    January 2015 in “ Journal of drug assessment
    Reza Tahvilian, Aziz Ebrahimi, Omid Beiki, Houshang Nemati, Sahar Masoud
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    TLDR Finasteride gel effectively and safely reduces hair thickness in women with excessive hair growth.
    In a study from 2015, researchers evaluated the efficacy of a 0.25% finasteride gel in the treatment of idiopathic hirsutism, a condition characterized by excessive hair growth in women. The study involved 30 women after puberty, divided into two groups of 15, with one group receiving the finasteride gel and the other a placebo. The treatment was applied daily, and patients were assessed monthly by a dermatologist using the Ferriman-Gallwey scoring system. After 6 months, the treatment group showed a statistically significant reduction in mean hair thickness, from 102.00 ± 9.58 µm to 86.4 ± 11.4 µm (p < 0.05), without any reported side effects. The study concluded that finasteride gel is an effective and safe treatment for idiopathic hirsutism.
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