Amazing website. I have been on finasteride for the past 12 yrs or so. It has held on to my hair quite well but I have noticed my temple areas and front part of my hairline thinning out recently. The crown is still slightly thick.
I want to know when is a good time to switch to avodart since I have noticed the front part of my scalp thinning out. Should I switch ASAP? I know its not approved for MPB and the risk could be slightly higher etc etc but I know a few of the people who comment on here have switched and are having excellent success even in the temple and hairline which is not very common.
Avodart must be prescribed off label (unless you have prostate issues), so it’s up to your doctor if he is willing to prescribe it to you.
The decision to switch from finasteride to dutasteride (Avodart) is one that you must reach with your prescribing doctor. Some people report better response with Avodart, but you must realize that the risks may be greater for sexual side effects and the possibility of sterility. Unfortunately, the information on this is not clinically available in younger men for treating hair loss, so it is a gamble.