Why is Dutasteride not approved by FDA for hair loss treatement?
What are the side effects of Dutasteride? how much dosage and for long long is it safe to take the drug?
Asked by Lessie Seacat 6 months ago.
Dutasteride is FDA approved for benign prostate hypertrophy or prostate enlargement problems. The reason why it is not yet approved by the FDA for male pattern hair loss (MPTL) is because it is still in its testing stages. However, there are already doctors who prescribe this medication, especially for those who have tried and failed with finasteride. Side effects of dutaseride include an increase in libido, but with a lowered sperm count. It is found to have a greater effect on the treatment of MPTL but of course, with more potent side effects. The dosage will depend on what your doctor will prescribe for you, if he deems that you need it. The length of taking it will also depend on your condition. It is best to check with your doctor on this. It is suggested to take finasteride first. If this does not work, then you can switch to dutasteride, but all with the advice and monitoring of your doctor. Answered by Tess Arzaga 6 months ago.
I'm not familiar with that product, but I can tell you this, there are many products that have not been approved but a very effective and great products. Try to find testimonials about that product. Answered by Cheryll Tarabokija 6 months ago.
Because it is hazardous to your health, Bubba! It doesn't really take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Answered by Pearle Bramham 6 months ago.
Like you said it is not approved:so why want to know about it? Do not use it, Planets Answered by Elnora Detore 6 months ago.
I am thinking of trying Dutasteride...?
Yes it is the correct medicine, like finasteride and minoxidil it has the side effect of hairgrowth :)
Asked by Vicky Avelino 6 months ago.
I'm 19 and have been having a receeding hairline since i was 15. Have been on minoxidil for 4 months and it is going good, lots of tiny light brown hairs all over my temples and have just started covering the middle of the front. The problem is, even though minox didnt show much of a shed for me at all, over the last month it appears to have massively speeded up, going from a norwood 2 to somewhere most of the way towards a norwood 3. I have read alot about Dutasteride, but alot of the information appears to be from around 2003 where people first started trying it, reporting lots of regrowth within a month, is that even possible? Anyway, i would appreciate it if anyone could link me to some trusted sources of information regarding peoples results using dustasteride, photos etc. Thanks P.S - Dont bother posting spam links to places to buy medicines, i already know of the cheapest registered pharmacy in the UK. Answered by Oda Thormina 6 months ago.
Your Answer: Uhhhh, Bubba? Are you SURE you've got the name of the product correct? Side Effects of Dutasteride Contributor By Shelley Moore eHow Contributing Writer Article Rating: (0 Ratings) Dutasteride is a medication prescribed to shrink an enlarged prostate gland caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia. Available in the United States only under the brand Avodart, dutasteride lowers amounts of the hormone responsible for prostate growth. Sexual Side Effects In clinical studies with dutasteride, as detailed by eMedTV, the most common side effects were temporary and occurred in about 1 to 4 percent of participants. These included erectile dysfunction, impotence, decreased sex drive and abnormal ejaculation, such as decreased amounts of semen. Breast Changes Up to 1 percent of men in some of these studies experienced breast changes, such as tenderness, enlargement, lumps or discharge. Patients with these side effects should consult a doctor. Other Side Effects Other side effects associated with dutasteride include dizziness, headache, musculoskeletal pain, generally not feeling well and ear, nose and throat infections. Allergic Reaction Rarely, some people have an allergic reaction to dutasteride. Signs are rash, itching, dizziness, swelling and difficulty breathing. Drug Interactions Dutasteride can interact with many other drugs. These include certain medications that treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), antidepressants, antifungal drugs, antibiotics, prescription pain medications and high blood pressure medicines. Answered by Harriet Laguire 6 months ago.
I don't get what horny has to do with it?? my husband started balding at 26 he just decided to shave his head completely bald, and I think it's HOT! you should try it. Answered by Lawanna Wingenter 6 months ago.
Does avodard (dutasteride) shrink the prostate? if so, how long does it take to feel its effect?
Do you have to use Avodard (dutasteride) for life for life?
Asked by Lulu Unruh 6 months ago.
Yes! The prostate is dependent on testosterone (more so it's metabolite DHT) for it's normal function. dutasteride is a 5 alpha reductace inhibitor which inhibits the use of the active form of testosterone. Without this enzyme the prostate atrophies! It works instantly! However the effects are probably not noticed for at least a couple weeks. Answered by Beryl Sponseller 6 months ago.
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If I will take 2.0mg of dutasteride a day for 6 month will I be able to get back to 0.5mg?
I want to start taking 2.0mg of dutas a day for 6 month to get a big improvement in my hair condition but I'm afraid that after 6 month I wont be able to get back to 0.5mg because my body will get used for 2.0mg.
Asked by Coretta Liffick 6 months ago.
What does your doctor have to say about this???? What side effects may occur? Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Avodart. Side effects may include: Breast tenderness, decreased sex drive, ejaculation problems, enlarged breasts in males, hives, impotence, itchy spots, rash Why should Dutasteride not be prescribed? You should not take Avodart if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it or to similar drugs such as finasteride. Women and children should not use Avodart. Answered by Debera Palovick 6 months ago.
Are you crazy? With 2mg of dutasteride you'll get gynecomastia and you will become an impotent. If you want to go on a DHT blocker you could take 1mg of Findestride and hope that you won't get side effects. Dutasteride is not even FDA approved for hair loss and the trials of this drug stopped because a reason that GlaxoSmithKline don't talk about. Want a drug that actually works better than dutasteride and propecia and will give you no side effects at all? Then use a topical drug. You can order RU58841 from Faith Eagle Labs in China and it would cost you $30 per gram and $110 for the shipment. You must order minimum 10grams. 10 grams of RU58841 would be enough for a year, every month you take a little of the RU power and make a 60ml bottle of liqud RU58841 that you'll use for the entire month. You apply it on your scalp once a day and it stops DHT in your scalp only and not in you entire body - therefor you get no side effect. RU58841 is an experimental drug which is not FDA approved for hair loss or for anything else so the risks are on you, but the risk are much smaller than taking an overdose from a super-strong DHT blocker everyday in a pill. With 0.5mg of Dustasteride you get boobs, so with 5mg you'll get DD's. Answered by Florencio Weadon 6 months ago.
Avodart / Dutasteride versus Propecia / Finasteride? Which should I use?
I am 30 years of age and have been using finasteride in conjunction with 5% minoxidil for six months with good results, and with no side effects. Trials have shown that avodart / dutasteride is more effective than finasteride in treating hair loss. I was wondering if anyone has changed over and experienced...
Asked by Lanelle Helt 6 months ago.
I am 30 years of age and have been using finasteride in conjunction with 5% minoxidil for six months with good results, and with no side effects. Trials have shown that avodart / dutasteride is more effective than finasteride in treating hair loss. I was wondering if anyone has changed over and experienced significantly better results? What do people think of changing over? Is it a safe option? Thanks. Ben. Answered by Tonisha Ebersole 6 months ago.
If finasteride works for you without any side effects, i don't see the reason to switch to dutasteride. It's probably more effective.. but Finasteride is giving you the results you need, right? Answered by Hilma Muccio 6 months ago.
Avodart Vs Propecia Answered by Alejandro Conroy 6 months ago.
Side Effects of Avodart - for the Consumer Avodart All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Avodart: Breast enlargement and/or tenderness; decreased sex drive; decreased volume of ejaculate; inability to have an erection. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Avodart: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness). This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA. Answered by Ozie Capellan 6 months ago.
None of them are as safe as claimed by the manufacturers. Please visit propeciahelp.com and take a look at member stories. Lots of side effects that did not stop after discontinuation of treatment. Another good site to research is Askapatient.com . Patients rate medicines and write their personal opinion about these drugs over there. Both are worth a visit. Stop this drug and shave it off buddy. Answered by Elyse Dienhart 6 months ago.
What countries prescribe dutasteride (Adovart) for male pattern hair loss?
What countries prescribe dutasteride (Adovart) for male pattern hair loss? It's currently not prescribed in the USA for male pattern hair loss. What countries do prescribe it for mphl? Thanks
Asked by Wai Dejoie 6 months ago.
Chemically, Avodart is similar to Proscar (which is also called Propecia). Based on some of the studies available, it appears that Avodart has similar property as well, help grow hair. However, Avodart is not approved in this country for treatment of hair loss due to lack of studies from the company. Some of the doctors in US are using it for that purposes. If you want something approved, try Propecia. It you really want Avodart, ask your doctor. Answered by Ross Zalazar 6 months ago.
What is the specific birth defect caused by Dutasteride?
Dutasteride, marketed as Avodart, warns that it causes a specific birth defect if handled by pregnant women. I've found out that it specifically effects the development of unborn males... but in what way? What is the birth defect and is there a treatment? I cannot seem to find that information.
Asked by Newton Quimby 6 months ago.
Avodart may cause feminization or deformed male genitals*. It doesn't in monkey, it does in rats and rabbits. It also, in rats, causes still-births. It has not been tested in humans, but because the results were so unmistakable in lab animals, it is declared unsafe even for human testing. There is no treatment at this time that can prevent the defect if a woman is exposed to the drug while pregnant - though it's not known if every baby will be affected, or if the dosage and timing is relevant. Cosmetic surgery and hormone therapy might be used to try and make the baby more male in function and appearance. Many of these deformities will be visible on ultrasound, and a doctor and the parents can begin to form a treatment plan even before birth, though the treatments themselves will not be started until the baby is born. *More specifically, the distance from the urinary opening to the anus is decreased, the penis looks more like a large clitoris, the testicles are small or not present, the prostate and seminal vesicles are too small and the nipples are swollen like breasts. Answered by Denae Longshore 6 months ago.
Is dutasteride a good hairloss treatment?
I have been on propecia for over 6 months, Ive tried saw palmetto, Nizoral, Rogaine, and drinking green tea daily. Everything to stop my hairloss and to regrow whatever I can...I started propecia 6 months ago, and my hairloss has stopped and I have seen visible regrowth and thickening.Im gonna start...
Asked by Keren Schlossman 6 months ago.
I have been on propecia for over 6 months, Ive tried saw palmetto, Nizoral, Rogaine, and drinking green tea daily. Everything to stop my hairloss and to regrow whatever I can... I started propecia 6 months ago, and my hairloss has stopped and I have seen visible regrowth and thickening. Im gonna start dutasteride in 2 weeks, its on its way in the mail. I am just 20 and I think I have the potential to get all my hair back. Im between a norwood 1 and 2... You guys think dutasteride would do the trick? Is it a potent hair regrowth drug? ANy personal stories out there? Answered by Abram Oberman 6 months ago.
You're just spinning your wheels, Bubba. Genetics rule - you cannot re-program genetics. You cannot MAKE hair grow. Even with Propecia, which has huge amounts of side effects - or Rogaine - or anything else - once you stop using it - you lose anything you might have gained. Many guys spend a small fortune trying to outrun baldness with pills, creams, lotions, foams, wigs, weaves & transplants - but - in the end - they still must accept the inevitable & get on with the rest of their lives. Life is not always the way it's supposed to be. It's just the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. Answered by Collen Aultman 6 months ago.
Don't know about it. But there is no harm in trying as its herbal as you said. Answered by Sherlene Barto 6 months ago.
Balding: Does Avodart (dutasteride) work in the long term for balding/thinning hair?
I've been taking gernic Avodart called Dutas for thinning hair for two years now. Theoretically it works similar to Propecia only better as Propecia blocks one form of DHT and dutasteride blocks BOTH forms of DHT. I shedded at first as is expected to make room for healthy new hairs, the shedding stopped and...
Asked by Albina Imbesi 6 months ago.
I've been taking gernic Avodart called Dutas for thinning hair for two years now. Theoretically it works similar to Propecia only better as Propecia blocks one form of DHT and dutasteride blocks BOTH forms of DHT. I shedded at first as is expected to make room for healthy new hairs, the shedding stopped and my crown filled in quite well, but of course not like when I was fifteen - it was still a little thinner in the back. It stayed that way for over a year, but now, two years after starting Dutas, the shedding has begun again. The hairs that are falling out are thin and weak looking. are they ones that have been holding on all this time and are just now falling out to make room for better ones, or has the medicine stopped working and it's back to balding? Should I stop the meds or keep going? Once again there is noticable thinning in the back after 1 1/2 years of satisfactory results. Can the body build an immunity to this medicine? Answered by Cortney Blackgoat 6 months ago.
I don't know about that, but I've been using clary sage, rosemary and other essential oils for hair growth. Answered by Nisha Moling 6 months ago.