Which medications in the drug class Antiandrogens are used in the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia?

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert P Feinstein, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Antiandrogens

Finasteride is the agent in this category known to promote hair growth.

Finasteride (Propecia)

Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, causing serum dihydrotestosterone levels to decrease. However, effects in hair growth are not clearly understood.


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