An interesting study by South Korean scientists was recently published in “The International Journal of Dermatology” . They took 35 balding people who did not see any improvement while on Finasteride 1 mg/day for 6 months. They then put those same people on Dutasteride 0.5 mg/day for 6 months. 31 of those patients completed the 6 months of treatment. **Hopefully, the 4 who stopped treatment were just tired/bored/worried/paranoid, and did not stop due to experiencing significant side effects.
Over three-quarters of these 31 patients saw at least some increase in hair count. Only 1 patient had a marked improvement, while 6 patients had a moderate improvement and 17 patients had a slight improvement. The remaining 7 patients did not see any improvement or worsening. “Side effects included transient sexual dysfunction in six patients (17.1%)”.
Link to study summary –> Dutasteride works when Finasteride fails.