pictures are the results that GlaxoSmithKline (maker of Avodart)
released during testing of the medication that is known as
Dutasteride (Avodart) for hair loss treatment.
The pictures on the right are the outcome of the second phase
(Phase II) study which is required by the FDA for future drug’s
approval. Phase III trials have already begun.
Currently Avodart is approved by the FDA for the treatment
of enlarged prostate (BPH) condition only. Similar to this
was the case for Proscar (Finasteride), the drug intended
for enlarged prostate treatment. Proscar (Finasteride) was
later approved for the treatment of hair loss as well, under
the name Propecia.
graph shows that after 6 months of treatment, hair count
measured in a 1 inch diameter increased by about 96
hairs with only 0.5mg of Dutasteride, compared to only
72 hairs with 5mg Fina-steride.
Note that in this case, only 0.5mg Dutasteride (equal
to 1 capsule of Avodart) outperformed 5mg of Finasteride
(equal to 5 capsules of Propecia!)
After 6 months treatment with Avodart
What is Avodart?
Avodart is a new medicine made by GlaxoSmithKline which contains
the active ingredient Dutasteride. Avodart was originally
developed for treating prostate enlargement, a condition known
as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in men.
It has passed stage II of FDA testing for the treatment of
hair loss in men, however is currently approved as a prostate
treatment medication only.
Avodart is for MEN ONLY - Women and children should
avoid contact with the capsules.
• Fast Worldwide delivery
• No Prior Prescription
How does Avodart
Avodart inhibits a hormone known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
DHT is a hormone that appears to cause hair loss
(also known as MPB - Male Pattern Baldness) in
most men. DHT is also the main cause of prostate
enlargement in many men (also known as BPH - Benign
Prostatic Hyperplasia). Avodart works by inhibiting
the activities of two types of 5-alpha-reductase
enzymes. These enzymes are responsible in the
body for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone
(DHT). Avodart will lower DHT levels substantially.
is the difference between Avodart (Dutasteride)
and Propecia (Finasteride)?
Both medications work in a similar way, lowering
DHT levels. However, Avodart inhibits the action
of two types of 5-alpha-reductase enzymes (type
I and type II). Propecia (Finasteride) only inhibits
one type of the enzyme (type II). Avodart is more
potent, Avodart has been shown to decrease levels
of DHT by about 30% more than Proepcia (Finasteride).
there any study on the effectiveness of Avodart (Dutasteride)
for the treatment of Hair Loss in men?
GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Dutasteride, has completed Phase
II trials for the FDA approval of Dutasteride as a treatment for
hair loss. After six months of treatment, hair counts measured
in a 1 inch diameter increased by about 96 hairs with 0.5mg of
Dutasteride. This is compared with an increase of only 72 hairs
with the administration of 5mg Finasteride (Propecia). Results
so far are very promising, however the FDA has yet to approve
the medication for the treatment of hair loss.
Is there any study on the effectiveness
of Avodart (Dutasteride) for the treatment of enlarged prostate
A study was made on 2951 men suffering from BPH (Benign Prostatic
Hyperplasia - An enlarged prostate condition) with moderate to
severe symptoms. They were treated with 0.5mg of Dutasteride (Avodart)
daily. The results showed a reduction of acute urinary retention
by 57% and the risk reduction of benign prostatic hyperplasia
(BPH) related surgical intervention was down 48%. The drug was
found to be well tolerated. It was concluded that Dutasteride
is a potent inhibitor of dihydrotestosterone and is effective
in shrinking the prostate and reducing symptoms.
Is Dutastride effective for all
men for treating hair loss?
Dutasteride may increase the number of hair on the scalp, however
just like Propecia, it may not work for everyone. It can grow
hair for some men, reduce hair loss in others, or have no effect
at all for some individuals.
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