What can I expect when switching from finasteride to dutasteride?

Cost. mainly an increase in cost as dutasteride is only available as proprietary Avodart and as a result, is more expensive then generic finasteride.
Unnecessary... If finasteride has been used, it is practically unnecessary to switch, but incurring higher cost. So, stay with finasteride. More? Ask your doctor or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with keycode of RQPWJC.

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I want to lower my DHT without using Finasteride/Dutasteride. How can it be done?

Saw palmetto extract. look for a quality brand at a health foods store and take it twice a day. 320 mg twice a day blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Read more...
DHT and others. Finasteride/Dutasteride are important for controlling the size of the prostate gland. I presume DHT means dihydrotestosterone - if so there is no reason to lower it but no harm will happen for a while if enlarged prostate is present and you take the two other drugs and stop DHT for a while. These findings are very unusual for a 38 year old man. Please check with your Urologist that all is OK. Read more...

Dutasteride 0.5 mgs. Is about equal to how many milligrams of Finasteride for an enlarged prostate?

5 mg .... The formulation of these two drugs with 0.5 mg for dutasteride and 5 mg for finasteride is approximated to be equal although in clinical study indicating dutasteride has faster effect and slight edge over finasteride. But, in practice, I do not prefer either one because at the end, they are about the same. More? Ask your urologist. Best wish... Read more...

Is it true that proscar and avodart (dutasteride) may prevent some prostate cancers but can actually cause aggressive prostate cancers?

Yes , may be? In fact they reduced the risk of developing prostate cancer. But initial data suggested a potential to increase high grade cancers in some patients. Now, more recent update shows that overall, there is benefit and significant reduction in the risk of prostate cancer and there is no increase in risk of death as it was initially thought. Read more...
Uncertain. There is some data suggesting that the cancers in patients on these drugs were higher grade. However, since the rates of adverse outcomes were not significantly higher in those patients, it raises the possibility that these results might be skewed. One possibility is that reduction in the size of the prostate makes it easier to find these cancers even though they may not be caused by the treatment. Read more...

Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean, can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Certainly can. Finasteride can be very effective in arresting male pattern baldness. Has been approved by FDA since 1997 by FDA. ! of only 2 proven effective medications to prevent hair loss. Anything else is "snake oil", not effective & does not work. Read more...