TLDR Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
Finasteride is a safe and effective treatment for male pattern hair loss in men with androgenetic alopecia. It reduces scalp DHT levels and promotes hair growth. The drug has been shown to be generally well-tolerated with few adverse events reported. Studies involving a large number of participants have demonstrated that finasteride improves scalp hair count and quality after two 1-year trials. However, it may cause reversible sexual function impairment and should not be used by pregnant women as it can harm the development of a male fetus.View this study on jaad.org →
Photographic documentation crucial for evaluating hair growth in androgenetic alopecia.
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Finasteride effectively treats BPH but may increase sexual dysfunction risk.
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Finasteride effectively reduces hair loss by decreasing androgen levels.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
Finasteride increases hair count in men with hair loss, but the effect isn't permanent and hair loss returns if treatment stops.
Reduced androgens linked to kinky hair disorder and hair loss; 5a-reductase inhibitors may help.
Finasteride reduces scalp DHT levels, potentially treating male pattern baldness.