Ketocazole as an adjunct to finasteride in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in men

    January 2004 in “ Medical Hypotheses
    B.S Hugo Perez
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    TLDR Ketoconazole shampoo with finasteride improves hair density in men with hair loss.
    The paper discusses the potential benefits of using ketoconazole shampoo as an adjunct to finasteride in treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men. The study suggests that ketoconazole shampoo disrupts the DHT pathway, inhibiting the production of DHT and/or inhibiting DHT binding to AR, which leads to the miniaturizing of hair follicles. The study involved 37 men who were randomly assigned to receive either finasteride and ketoconazole or finasteride and a placebo. After 24 weeks, the group that received finasteride and ketoconazole showed a significant increase in hair density compared to the group that received finasteride and a placebo. The study suggests that the addition of ketoconazole to finasteride treatment may be beneficial in treating androgenetic alopecia in men.
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