Hi.DR.RASSMAN, I would like to know if type 1 DHT causes hairloss?? or is it just type 2..?? Please let me know when you get a chance… and do you think they will becoming out with anything better then propecia in the near future???
Propecia is a type 2 competitive inhibitor of DHT and Avodart is a competitive inhibitor of both Type 1 and Type 2 receptors. I think that is what you are asking. There is no clear evidence that blocking both Type 1 and type 2 receptors is better. What we do know is the Avodart does drop the DHT level in the blood stream more effectively than Finasteride (90% vs 75%). What this means is suggestive that it might work better in some people. But I must state clearly that safety and effectiveness is the mainstay of the FDA and until we have a handle on these two issues, I believe it is better to stick to Finasteride.