While I’ve never read where you actually recommended someone take Avodart for hairloss, it seemed in the past you were more open minded about it when the subject came up. Nowdays I sense you feel it’s a very bad idea. Has your perspective changed?
I would recommend Avodart only under unusual circumstances. As a general rule, I believe it is best staying with medications that are known effective and safe for a particular problem. Avodart use in a young man who could potentially get their wife or girlfriend pregnant, does not have enough data for my comfort.
If anything, I am more open minded now than I was before on the off-label use of Avodart, but I have only rarely prescribed it so far. The issue of dosing of the drug is still up in the air as the long half life of the drug (5+ weeks) could means that less frequent dosing is appropriate, but as there is no scientific information on the value based upon dosing, it adds to my general discomfort level for use.