Dr. Rassman and co,
Thank you so much for this blog, it is a great source of information and truth.
My question to you: I am a very good responder to finasteride, have been on it since 2010. I have recently been losing more and more hair especially from my temples and hairline. Would you think or recommend that i switch to dutasteride?
Also i added Rogaine foam since 2012 and have noticed only slight results and maybe even some accelerated losses from the hairline and temples.
The decision to switch to dutasteride is one that should be made between you and your prescribing doctor. I rarely prescribe dutasteride, however, when I do prescribe it, I usually require the patient to have had a course of finasteride first. I would allow a switch to dutasteride only on a case-by-case basis, so I can’t recommend it for you (especially because you’re not my patient and I don’t have your medical or hair loss history).