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Dutasteride

Effective hair loss treatment that prevents hair loss occurring.

Dutasteride is an oral medication used to treat male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)

Dutasteride is most commonly prescribed to treat an enlarged prostate. High levels of the hormone dihydrotestoterone (DHT) in your blood can lead to an enlarged prostate and dutasteride works by preventing DHT from forming. As DHT is also responsible for male pattern baldness, it is also prescribed as a medication to treat hair loss. Dutasteride is the name of the medication but you may also be familiar with the brand name in which it is sold, Avodart.

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How it works

Dutasteride works similarly to finasteride, but can be more effective depending on the individual.

DHT causes hair loss but to create DHT, testosterone is converted by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase (5-AR). Dutasteride works by preventing this activity. Lowering the production of DHT addresses the root cause of balding making it less likely to occur. Dutasteride is only recommended for use by men and will only work while it is being taken. It is likely to be more effective when used earlier in the hair loss process.

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