My hair regrowth regimen consists of the following…1 .5mg Avodart soft gel every morning, then at night, 2% Ketoconazole Shampoo, under occlusion, for up to 1 hour. I do not use Rogaine Foam, or any other Minoxidil product. I have been doing this now for 5 weeks and see no real change in my crown/vertex thinning. Does this sound like a good regimen? Should I take the Avodart at night instead of the morning? How long would you suggest I give the regimen before I should at least start to see some regrowth? Thanks!
Hair regrowth from known medications can not be seen clearly for 8-12 months. That is because the hair cycle is about 4-6 months and then there is a period where the hair must grow out at 1/2 inch per month. I do not endorse the use of Avodart at this time for treating hair loss and have spoken many times about my preference with Propecia. As you may already know, Propecia (finasteride) is FDA approved for treating hair loss — Avodart (dutasteride) is not.