I’ve been on Avodart for 2 years now with good results. Propecia simply stopped working for me. I believe we all know that Avodart is more effective. Are you a “paid speaker” for Merck? Thanks…
Avodart (dutasteride) is possibly more effective for some men, but at what cost? Not only has dosage not been defined for treating hair loss and the side effect risks may be greater, but clinical trials aren’t even complete. Remember, Propecia is FDA approved to treat hair loss… Avodart is not. As a physician, it is difficult to make a recommendation to a wide internet audience for a medication like dutasteride that would have to be prescribed off-label.
I need to know more about the medication before I can feel comfortable recommending it. I’m glad you have good results from Avodart, but I don’t know anything about you (age, hair loss history, etc)… so I couldn’t use your 3 sentence review as something that would change my opinion.
I’m not on Merck’s payroll nor do I own stock in them. I’ve answered the question a few times. Here’s a post from a few years ago that should help explain this (it still applies today).