What is the best form of DHT blocking for post menopausal women. Is it safe to use propecia in my case?
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) does not usually cause hair loss in women. As mentioned before (Female Genetic Hair Loss Is Different From Male Genetic Hair Loss), the common causes of women’s hair loss are different than typical causes of men’s hair loss.
Although the DHT blocker Propecia (finasteride 1mg) is not approved by the FDA for use in women, there are doctors that will sometimes prescribe it for women, but these are highly individualized cases that require patient education and informed consent. First, the woman should make sure that they are not carrying the breast cancer genes. If they are not, then there is little downside that I know of. Many, many doctors are prescribing Propecia for post menopausal women because the protective effect of estrogen is reduced. The reports, however, are anecdotal and not trustworthy.