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Female pattern baldness, thinning on crown, frontal areas, severe hair loss post using minoxisil. Can I take dutasteride?

i am suffering from female pattern baldness which is hereditary in my family. I took treatment from Dr.Batras and got satisfactory result but its 1 year I have stopped and my problem has started again. My hair is thinning severely in both left and right sides and in the crown and frontal area. So i have started minoxisil 1 week ago and now my hair is even falling more.I have very thin hair strands which are almost turned brownish yellow colour and fine as fibre. I am 25 years old, weight 60 kgs, height 5 ft 5 inches. Please help me. Can I take dutasteride capsules.Will it be safe.I am planning to get married next year. I stay in Bangalore. Most treatments are very costly and charge very highly and for a year at a time. Even if I am dis satisfied I am forced to continue as I have already pre pais. I am in deep trouble. Please help.
Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Das

Welcome to HCM

The most important thing in the treatment of hair fall is you should continue taking the treatment. Usually stoppage of treatment is associated with hair fall.

I advice you to continue the treatment. It is better to use mentop 2% solution for preventing hair fall. It should be applied trice week. For effective control of hair fall it should be used for minimum period of 2 months and should be continued.

Other option like trichup shampoo and oil will be helpful.

Hope i have given the information you needed.

Wish you good health.

Take care.
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