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Question: Can Dutasteride / Propecia be applied topically

Name: Andrew White

Question: Can Dutasteride/Finasteride be applied topically to the scalp therefore reducing potential side effects?

Answer: At the present time I would not class Propecia and Dutasteride in the same category.  Propecia is an FDA approved medication, proven to stabilise and regrow hair whilst ensuring safety.  Propecia’s side effects are extremely unlikely and if they are experienced, are mild and will usually wear off with continuation of use but always when treatment is stopped.

Dutasteride, however, has not been FDA approved and does have some worrying issues related to side effects – you can find more information here – DUTASTERIDE.

With regard to topical application of Finasteride; up until now there is no evidence that Propecia would be effective if applied topically to the scalp and no testing or research has been carried out for this.

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