So, as we have mentioned before, Finasteride blocks the formation of DHT. But, actually, that’s not the strongest drug that we could use to do that.
Finasteride blocks the type 2 5-alpha reductase, which converts most of your testosterone into DHT. But, there’s still a type 1 that’s left unblocked.
But, the good news is that there’s a medication called Dutasteride which blocks both type 1 and type 2.
So that would lower your DHT even further.
So we can use a topical Dutasteride right on the scalp, to decrease the DHT level even further and hopefully get you a better hair regrowth result.
Now, a lot of folks have been asking me, “Why should we use Dutasteride the same frequency as Finasteride?”, “Why should we use it twice a day?”, actually.
And, the reason is, when we use Dutasteride with Minoxidil, you want to make sure you are still getting that Minoxidil in twice a day because it has a very short half-life.
The longer half-life with Dutasteride means that, yeah, it’s going to stick around longer. But, we don’t really have a lot of evidence to show that lower doses or infrequent doses of Dutasteride would be just as good.
So, definitely stick with it, twice a day every day when you are using Dutasteride topically on the scalp.
Dutasteride is currently an off-label indication for hair loss in men, so not every doctor is familiar with prescribing it. Here at Strut, all of our doctors are familiar with Dutasteride off-label for hair loss treatment and can help you identify if it is a good option for you.
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