If i’d like to take dutasteride instead of finasteride. Can i switch immediately? I mean, can i stop taking finasteride?
This is not a good idea. Dutasteride is not approved for the treatment of hair loss by the FDA. Some doctors and some patients use it, but I usually advise against it (there are conditions where we might recommend dutasteride, however). If you use it, please use it with caution. Dutasteride has a very long half life (the time it take half of the drug to be cleared by your blood stream) that lasts for weeks. Just because dutasteride may be stronger than finasteride, it does NOT mean you will get better results. Before changing any medication, you need to talk with your doctor and understand (not just read on the internet) all of the implications.