Is Finasteride A Drug Suitable For The Treatment Of Alopecia Areata?

Questions and AnswersCategory: Hair LossIs Finasteride A Drug Suitable For The Treatment Of Alopecia Areata?
Will asked 3 weeks ago

Is Finasteride a suitable drug for the treatment of alopecia areata?

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Dr Kaufman Staff answered 3 weeks ago

No, Finasteride at a dosage of 1 mg is used for androgenetic alopecia or common baldness, linked to the action of dihydrotestosterone on the hair follicle which is miniaturized with hair loss. Finasteride acts on the testosterone-converting enzyme in dihydrotestosterone or 5 alpha reductase 2. Alopecia areata is instead an autoimmune process that can have different causes that must be discovered and provides a totally different therapeutic protocol.