Any News of the Avodart Clinical Trials?

doctor rassman
whatever happened to the fda trials with avodart? we all know avodart is more effective but when will it be cleared by the fda for hair loss? are their trials still going?

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We know that dutasteride (Avodart) works when used to treating genetic hair loss. Some reports suggest that it may work even better, but the safety issues in young men, the sexual side effects and other side effects, and the long term issues related to sterility are not known.

The last I remember, there was a Korean study being done… so I looked up the ClinicalTrials.gov site and found this post about recruiting 900 Korean men for a dutasteride post-marketing study by GlaxoSmithKline (makers of Avodart). It was updated just a couple of weeks ago, though I’m not sure which part was updated, and appears to be concluding in July 2013 — AVODART Alopecia Post-marketing Surveillance (PMS).

The FDA will weigh out the safety issues before any application for use in hair loss is approved. So at this point, we’re still in wait-and-see mode.

Tags: dutasteride, avodart, hairloss, hair loss, korea

9 thoughts on “Any News of the Avodart Clinical Trials?

  1. When you say “young men” I am guessing that is anybody under the age of 30. How about men that are 30 and older, is avodart safe to take for hair loss?

  2. I really hope they push the Avodart clinical trials. I’ve used Avodart for over a year and a half and it really made a difference over Finasteride. It may be just me, and everyone may have different results, but I really like it.

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