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Minoxidil vs Finasteride in the Treatment of Men With Androgenetic Alopecia

Abir Saraswat, MD, DNB; Bhushan Kumar, MD, MNAMS
Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(9):1219-1221. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.9.1219-a.
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Androgenetic alopecia (AA) is most commonly treated with topical minoxidil or oral finasteride. No study comparing these 2 agents has been published.

Leyden  JDunlap  FMiller  B  et al.  Finasteride in the treatment of men with frontal male pattern hair loss. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999;40930- 937
PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.1016/S0190-9622(99)70081-2]]
Price  VHMenefee  EStrauss  PC Changes in hair weight and hair count in men with androgenetic alopecia, after application of 5% and 2% minoxidil, placebo, or no treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999;41717- 721
PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.1016/S0190-9622(99)70006-X]]
Price  VHMenefee  ESanchez  MRuane  PKaufman  KD Changes in hair weight and hair count in men with androgenetic alopecia after treatment with finasteride, 1 mg, daily. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002;46517- 523
PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.1067/mjd.2002.120537]]
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