Lack of Efficacy of Finasteride in Postmenopausal Women with Androgenetic Alopecia

    Vera H. Price, Janet L. Roberts, Maria K. Hordinsky, Elise A. Olsen, Ronald C. Savin, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Virginia C. Fiedler, Anne W. Lucky, David A. Whiting, Frances Pappas, Jennifer Culbertson, Paul Kotey, Alan G. Meehan, Joanne Waldstreicher
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    TLDR Finasteride doesn't effectively treat hair loss in postmenopausal women.
    A study involving 110-137 postmenopausal women found that finasteride is not effective in treating androgenetic alopecia. Hair growth and thickness did not improve significantly, and there was no significant difference between the group given finasteride and the placebo group. The drug was generally well tolerated but lacked efficacy in this group of patients. Further research is necessary to better understand this condition in this population.
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