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Hair Loss Drugs Share your opinions and experiences regarding drugs like Propecia (finasteride), Minoxidil and others.

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:53 PM
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Lightbulb New study shows dramatic increase of hair adding LOW DOSE of Avodart to Finasteride

a new recent study in Australia showed adding only 0,5 mg of Dutasteride a week to the normal Finasteride regiment can cause dramatic increase in hair growth:

Combination therapy with finasteride and low-dose dutasteride in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia - Boyapati - 2012 - Australasian Journal of Dermatology - Wiley Online Library

this was also mentioned in balding blog :

Case Study - Dutasteride Plus Finasteride Saw Dramatic Increase in Hair Growth - Balding Blog
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:12 PM
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Wow! Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:41 PM
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i wonder how large the sample size of the study was

it's worth a shot
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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I'm surprised just 0.5 mg. a week made that noticeable of a difference. I wonder what kind of improvement adding 0.5 daily would make?
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:27 PM
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I'm surprised just 0.5 mg. a week made that noticeable of a difference. I wonder what kind of improvement adding 0.5 daily would make?
Dutasteride has a very long half life comparing to Finasteride.
I've read about people taking low doses of Finasteride (1 MG every other day,or even 1mg twice a week) & still reporting improvement..so adding 1 Avodart pill a week (0.5mg) with much longer half life makes sense.

I think for majority of people Finasteride won't fully stop hairloss,it will reduce it,specially for long term users the positive effects might become weaker, adding just 1 Avodart pill a week sounds safer and of course much more affordable than taking it every day.

I'm thinking about following this regime and adding 1 Avodart a week to my normal daily 1MG finasteride regime myself to see what happens.still worry about the safety of it though.

apparently accessing to that full study report and pictures is not free & requires registeration and paying a $35 fee, but someone on baldingblog comments section payed the fee and here is his comment:

"The man was taking 1mg of Finasteride per day. You can purchase access to the study for $35 through the link in this posting. I did that and I must say that the picture demonstrating Dutesteride’s effect is quite remarkable. There is a picture of the mans crown prior to starting Finasteride 4 years ago. Then another picture 2 years into Finasteride therapy which shows some slight regrowth. Then another at 4 years which shows the effect of Finasteride had definitely waned as the crown appeared close to the original baseline picture. The last picture was taken 3 months into the use of 0.5mg of Dutasteride once per week combined with the 1mg of Finasteride per day. The regrowth far surpasses what Finasteride had done at the 2 year mark. It is definitely worth taking a look at the result as it is very impressive."
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:37 PM
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Interesting, i have just ordered some online. I just i have bought it form a legit source online
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:45 AM
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I went to the doctor today. I'm gonna give this a try as well.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:39 PM
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Irishsailor and Newhairplease ....

Can you share your impressions so far???
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:58 PM
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Way too early for me to tell. Only two weeks so far.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:06 PM
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Does anybody know a good website to buy this stuff at a good price? I will def give it a try!

Or do you need a prescription?
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