Avodart vs. Propecia

Avodart comes out on top!

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There was a trial done to compare Avodart with Propecia and the results call Avodart more effective than Propecia:

After 24 weeks of taking Avodart or Propecia, study participants had their hair growth/loss/retention measured.  Avodart clearly came out on top in this study.

Placebo – Minus 32.3 hairs

Finasteride 5 mg – 75.6 hairs

Dutasteride 0.1 mg – 78.5 hairs

Dutasteride 0.5 mg – 94.6 hairs

Dutasteride 2.5 mg – 109.6 hairs


  1. ^ Olsen EA, Hordinsky M, Whiting D, et al. (Dec 2006). “The importance of dual 5alpha-reductase inhibition in the treatment of MPB: results of a randomized placebo-controlled study of dutasteride versus finasteride”. J Am Acad Dermatol. 55 (6): 1014–23. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2006.05.007. PMID 17110217.
  2. ^ Dutasteride vs. Finasteride | Bernstein Medical | Center for Hair Restoration

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