Dutasteride and finasteride are very similar drugs. The following table lists their features.
|Use||treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia||treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia*|
|Is a generic version available?||yes||yes|
|Strength||0.5 mg||5 mg|
|How do I take it?||by mouth||by mouth|
|How often do I take it?||once daily||once daily|
|Do I take it for long-term or short-term treatment?||long term**||long term**|
|How do I store it?||between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C)||between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C)|
*Finasteride can also be used to treat male pattern hair loss.
**Treatment usually continues for the rest of your life.
The main difference between dutasteride and finasteride is the intensity of the effect. Finasteride 1mg blocks about 70% of DHT, whereas dutasteride 0.5mg blocks more than 90%. This means that dutasteride is more effective at stopping the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Since DHT is what causes hair loss, this results in more hair regrowth and thickening of existing miniaturized hairs compared to finasteride.
Product name : Dutasteride
Other name : DUTASTERIDE; Duagen; Avodart
CAS : 164656-23-9
Molecular formula: C27H30F6N2O2
Molecular weight: 528.53
Avodart / Dutasteride Dentist Anesthetic Anodyne 164656-23-9 Duagen / Dutasteride
Melting point: 242°C~250°C
Packing: as your require
Appearance: White to pale yellow powder.
Storage: shading, confined preservation.
Usage: Prostate enlargement, male pattern hair loss, seborrheic alopecia, hereditary hair loss
-This drug may be taken with or without food.
-Drug capsules should be swallowed whole and not chewed or opened as contact with the capsule contents may result in irritation of the oropharyngeal mucosa.
-This drug is not approved for the prevention of prostate cancer.
-It may take up to 6 months before a treatment response with this drug can be achieved.
-Serum levels of this drug are detectable for 4 to 6 months after treatment cessation.
-Hair loss reduction and induction of hair growth in patients with male pattern hair loss may occur with the use of 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors.
-Overdosage: There is no specific antidote; symptomatic and supportive treatment should be given as appropriate and the long half-life of this drug should be taken into consideration.
Dutasteride, at 2.5mgs/day is roughly 1.5x more effective than Finasteride at 5mgs/day, at treating hair loss (both halting it as well as regrowing it).
Dutasteride,In addition, Dutasteride can be used successfully at that same dose to treat prostate enlargement, and a lesser known effect of Dutasteride (again, at that same dose) use is to treat Acne caused by an overabundance of androgens in the body.
For the steroid using athlete suffering from DHT-related side effects, dutasteride may be the answer. Hairloss, Acne, and prostate growth can all (potentially) be completely halted with the use of this product. Unfortunately, DHT is not all bad, and you potentially lose some muscle hardness (an amorphous quality if ever there is one), and even some of the other qualities we like from our androgen use.
Also…since this only prevents the 5A-reduction of the androgens subject to that conversion into a dihydro form of them…it will likely do nothing to stop hairloss or other symptoms caused entirely by the use of the androgens in the DHT family.