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Avodart (Dutasteride) Log - Update month 12 (considering 2.5mg) (Drugs & Medications)

posted by mj2003 E-mail, Toronto, 08.12.2009, 01:14

» » Although I notice a tremendous difference in the thickness and density
» of
» » my hair on top of my head since the shedding, my crown continues to
» » dissapoint me. Realizing it's been only 30 days since my HUGE shed,
» maybe
» » it's still too early to draw a conclusion. What's the upside? The fact
» that
» » the shed wasn't permenent and that things are turning around. The
» downside?
» » My crown has improved yet.
» »
» » I'm going to give it another month or two to see if any visual growth
» » takes place in my crown, otherwise i'm considering increasing my dose
» to
» » 2.5mg daily for 1 yr and then dropping it to 0.5mg daily.
» What benefit do you think you'll see from such a huge increase in dosage?
» And why 2.5 mg and not 1? Are you using Rogain and Nizoral?

1mg of dut supresses pretty much the same amound of serum and scalp dht as 0.5mg. No sense in upping the dose unless there will be a drastic difference i suppose.

"The results of the phase II trials did show that 2.5 mg of Avodart gave nearly 2-3 times more hair growth than finasteride did at a full 5 mg, resulting even in frontal hair growth in some men. However, these superior results were at a rather high 2.5mg dosage" (http://www.hairloss*alk(dot)com/hair-loss-news/Article205.php ).

0.5mg Dutasteride inhibits ~ 92% serum DHT and 55% scalp DHT
2.5mg Dutasteride inhibits ~ 95% serum DHT and 82% scalp DHT

From reading the above I think there's a very huge difference in the increase of scalp dht supression. That's where, in my opinion, the difference in regrowth will lyes. And at the 2.5mg dose is where the studies shown the best results and regrowth in their patients.

I've read in many articles that the sides associated with dut go away with continnued use. I knwo that from experience after noticing some sides, the biggest being libido decrease, when taking dut, but they went away long time ago. I hope the same will apply when i increase my dose to 2.5mg - if sides are noticed they go away. After a yr or so dropping the dose back to 0.5mg.
I'm not sure I'll do this yet. I'm going to wait to see if I get same regrowth in my crown first. if not, i think i will increase (it will be expensive).

I use niz eod and started minox just now.

mj2003 is located in TORONTO and he is available to meet: YES
email to arrange a meeting.

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