Why did testing on Avodart not include 1mg/1.5mg/2mg? I have gathered that the drug is dose dependent so it puzzles me as to why each 0.5 interval has not been explored. My hair loss affects me greatly and I am also a model so it is terrifying me with regards to my job-is it safe to assume that taking 1mg of Avodart per day is better than taking .5mg a day? I would take 2.5mg a day but the cost would be too much.
No, you should not just assume that by taking more of any medication you will have better results. For starters, Avodart (dutasteride) has not been approved for treating hair loss. It is an FDA approved prostate medication, and although early studies show it does work to treat hair loss, it has a much longer half-life than finasteride (meaning it stays in your system for a while). Side effect risks haven’t been fully established for younger men and optimal dosing for treating hair loss hasn’t been established. I don’t know why various dosing intervals haven’t been explored, as I am not affiliated with the maker of the medication, GSK.
It is worth noting that the dose for treating the prostate is 0.5mg of dutasteride daily… and you are willing to take up to 5 times that much to treat your hair loss?