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Can I Use Rogaine while Taking Avodart for Hair Loss?

9/10/2010 3:35:02 AM

Question:

Is it safe to use Rogaine, which contains 5% minoxidil, while taking avodart to stop hair loss?

Answer:

Although not yet FDA approved for this purpose, Avodart (dutasteride) may be as good as, or even more potent, than Propecia (finasteride) at treating hair loss.

It is perfectly safe to use minoxidil in conjunction with either of these medications. In fact, Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia, when used in combination, are considered by many experts to be the best drug treatment for male pattern balding currently available. Avodart may work similarly in conjunction with minoxidil.

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