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Benefits of dutasteride for hair

Men and women have always suffered from hair loss, the key to the solution is to identify the causes and type of alopecia suffered in order to offer the best solution.

Among the solutions we can find the treatment with Dutasteride for hair, thanks to its benefits it thickens the hair and slows down hair loss. 

It is effective in the early stages of androgenic alopecia in men and androgenic alopecia in young women


What is dutasteride pills and what is it used for?

Dutasteride tablets are a medical hair treatment recommended to combat alopecia. It helps to reduce the action of androgens on the follicle.

The origin of the drug is its use to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, during the treatments, the side effects of dustasteride were observed, an improvement in growth, density and prevention of hair loss was observed.

Its main objective is to inhibit the enzyme 5 alpha reductase, responsible for the transformation of testosterone into DHT (dihydrosterone), causing an alteration of the hair cycle. 

It also favors the thickening of the hair follicle contributing to prevent hair loss. Treatment with dutasteride must always be prescribed by a hair specialist, a dermatologist or trichologist.

This medication is only for men. It should not be taken by women, children or adolescents.

What are the benefits of dutasteride for hair?

Thanks to hair treatment with dutasteride we can obtain the following benefits. 

Increases hair density, strengthens hair and stabilizes hair loss. 
It slows down and reverses the process of hair miniaturization that causes alopecia. 

The effects of dutasteride last longer than other medications.
It can be combined with other hair treatments to improve results.

Suitable for patients with heart disease. 
Protects hair follicles from the symptoms of androgenic alopecia. As long as hair mesotherapy is combined with dutasteride.

When should treatment with Dutasteride be started?

It is indicated to start treatment with Dutasteride in cases where the patient presents low grade alopecia. In some cases treatment is recommended in combination with other treatments such as hair mesotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma to improve results.

What are its side effects?

Dutasteride, like Finasteride, is contraindicated in women, children, adolescents and patients with severe hepatic impairment.
As for side effects, they occur in a very low percentage of patients who present hormonal changes as a result of treatment with Dutasteride pills. 

Like any medication, it can have adverse effects. Treatment with Dutasteride has a side effect risk of less than 3%.

The most common side effects are:

  • Sexual impotence.
  • Decreased libido. 
  • Testicular pain and swelling.
  • Depression.

From Clínica de Freitas we want to clarify that the treatment with Dutasteride pills is a totally safe treatment and in very few cases the adverse effects mentioned above occur. 

Thanks to this drug many patients have been able to reverse alopecia and stabilize it due to the benefits of dutasteride.

Dutasteride Consumption Clarifications

  • Follow the instructions given by your Doctor.
  • Solve any doubt with your Doctor or pharmacist.
  • The usual dose is one capsule (0.5 mg) once a day. 
  • The capsules should be swallowed whole, with water. 
  • Do not chew or open the capsules. Contact with the contents of the capsules may irritate your mouth or throat.
  • Do not stop treatment without consulting your Doctor.

Treatment with dutasteride is long-term. Rapid results may be experienced in some cases.