January 9 2013, 12:14 pm PT | Posted in: Drugs
Hello dr Rassman, i’m sure you have read the 10 years old finasteride study being conducted on 118 men. It was found that 10 years later 86% of men had the same hair compared to the baseline. Do you believe this is true from your experience?
The uncontrolled study you’re referring to is this — Finasteride, 1 mg daily administration on male androgenetic alopecia in different age groups: 10-year follow-up.
And to answer your question — yes. I don’t know if my percentages would line up exactly since I haven’t done the statistical analysis, but this drug is very effective at stabilizing hair loss as I see it on a daily basis in the patients I’ve been treating (some for over 10 years).