Hello dr rassman Im from south korea and i ve heard about you from NHI in korea I ve took finasteride for over 10years with out side effects 2month ago i started dutasteride After 5-6weeks i felt depression. First time in my life. 8 weeks i finally give up taking dutasteride to go back to finasteride. Now its almost 10 days and still have depressive mood. I’m wondering is it ok to maintain finasteride 1mg untill dutasteride half life ends (i know its 5weeks)
The drug dutasteride will last a good 3 months or possibly more as there is tissue fixation that also occurs. Six weeks is the blood/serum half-life. Be patient.