I came across Dutasteride, also known as Avodart, when I was researching Propecia. Is it as good as Propecia? Well I’ll tell you it looks like it may be even more effective in treating hair loss than Propecia itself. It sounds like a lot of people are getting this prescribed to them as an off label hair loss medication.
Interestingly like Propecia this drug is used for prostate issues and stuff like that. Research indicates that dutasteride blocks more DHT than Propecia because it blocks two different enzymes instead of one. Pretty cool, but the thing is not all doctors will prescribe you Dutasteride for hair loss. I think the main reason for this is that they are worried about getting into trouble. Maybe if you printed out some of the studies and showed them the results you would have a better chance of getting a prescription.
A study was run comparing Propecia to Dutasteride at varying doses. Check out this site (www.bersteinmedical.com) for the dutasteride study. It shows that the sample patch of the scalp had even more hair growth than the one that was using Propecia. Before you run off and try and get a prescription online or something you should remember that going on a medication like this should be done under the supervision of a doctor.