I recently read on one of your previous blogs that you would be attending a international hair restoration conference at the end of the month and would comment further on avodart, mainly if you would begin prescribing it. I’m just curious if you have any further comments?
I apologize for not posting this response sooner. There were too many exciting events happening at the ISHRS 13th Annual Meeting for me to describe everything to you. For those that may not be familiar with this event, it occured in late August 2005 in Sydney Australia. I do recall there was some discussion about Avodart which may appear to have better result than Propecia. Unfortunately, there was concerns about whether Avodart persists for a significant amount of time in semen, which may have an unwanted affect on development in the male fetus. Currently, there is no FDA approval for Avordart to treat male pattern hair loss. I am somewhat perplexed about why GlaxoSmithKline, the drug company producing Avodart has suspended further tests for treatment of male pattern hair loss, but that would be a better question to ask the drug company.