5&agr;-Reductase inhibitors in androgenetic alopecia

  title={5&agr;-Reductase inhibitors in androgenetic alopecia},
  author={Elizabeth Yim and K. L. B. Nole and A. Tosti},
  journal={Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes and Obesity},
  • Elizabeth Yim, K. L. B. Nole, A. Tosti
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes and Obesity
  • Purpose of reviewThe authors will review the current literature on efficacy and safety of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5&agr;RIs) for androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Recent findingsThe 5&agr;RI finasteride and dutasteride are effective in treating AGA and promoting hair regrowth. 5&agr;RI can be given orally, topically and more recently through mesotherapy. However, there has been an increasing concern about permanent sexual adverse events such as impotence and infertility. Most of these reports… CONTINUE READING
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