‘Post-finasteride syndrome’: what to tell our female patients?

    September 2018 in “British Journal of Dermatology
    J. Mervis, Luis J. Borda, Mariya Miteva
    Image of study
    TLDR Finasteride for female hair loss has low side effects, more research needed.
    This research letter discusses the use of finasteride, a drug used to treat male pattern hair loss, in women for the treatment of female pattern hair loss and frontal fibrosing alopecia. The study conducted a PubMed search for all reported instances of women taking finasteride for hair loss and found a very low prevalence of adverse effects, including decreased libido, and no data on post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) among women taking finasteride for hair loss. Nonetheless, the authors suggest that further studies are needed to better characterize the long-term side effects of finasteride use in women.
    View this study on academic.oup.com →

    Cited in this study