Could Finasteride Treat Post-Menopausal Female Hair Loss?

Finasteride 1mg Aindeem tabletsScientists in Florida have announced their intention to conduct a double-blind clinical trial into the use of the MHRA licensed and FDA approved male hair loss drug finasteride 1mg on post-menopausal women with Androgenetic Alopecia.

Their goal is to recruit 50 women in the 60-plus age group who have been diagnosed with Female Pattern Hair Loss and split them into two groups. One will be treated with a mixed combination of 5% minoxidil and 200mg spironolactone for 12 months; the other will use 5mg finasteride. Some of this group will be treated with a placebo.

Higher dose than men

What makes the trial especially interesting is that the doctors will be using 5mg finasteride; this is five times the recommended and licensed/approved dose for men with Male Pattern Baldness, who can take daily finasteride 1mg oral tablets from the age of 18, if deemed medically suitable. Finasteride, however, is not currently recommended for women due to safety concerns such as the potential for foetal abnormalities in those who are or become pregnant.
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