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Combined treatment with oral finasteride and topical minoxidil in male androgenetic alopecia: a randomized and comparative study in Chinese patients. Finasteride at 1 mg/day and 5% topical minoxidil are effective in male androgenetic alopecia (MAGA). However, studies describing their effects in Chinese individuals are scarce. 450 Chinese MAGA patients were randomly assigned to receive finasteride (n = 160), minoxidil (n = 130) and combined medication (n = 160) for 12 months. The patients (...) returned to the clinic every 3 months for efficacy evaluation. And efficacy was evaluated in 428 men at treatment end, including 154, 122, and 152 in the finasteride, 5% minoxidil, and combination groups, respectively. All groups showed similar baseline characteristics, including age at enrollment, and duration and severity of alopecia (p > 0.05). At 12 months, 80.5, 59, and 94.1% men treated with finasteride, 5% minoxidil and the combination therapy showed improvement, respectively. Adverse reactions
Dutasteride and Finasteride for Men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia TITLE: Dutasteride and Finasteride for Men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Safety DATE: 07 March 2014 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness and safety of dutasteride and finasteride for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia? 2. What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of dutasteride versus placebo for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia? 3. What (...) is the clinical effectiveness and safety of finasteride versus placebo for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia? KEY MESSAGE Four systematic reviews and six randomized controlled trials were found regarding the clinical effectiveness and safety of dutasteride and finasteride compared to each other or placebo for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS A limited literature search was conducted on key resources including PubMed, The Cochrane Library (2014, Issue 2), University of York Centre
Efficacy of Topical Combination of 0.25% Finasteride and 3% Minoxidil Versus 3% Minoxidil Solution in Female Pattern Hair Loss: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study. The relationship between female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and androgenic hormones is not well established, but some evidence indicates oral finasteride may be efficacious in FPHL. Use of a topical formulation has been proposed to minimize unwanted effects.Our objective was to compare the efficacy and safety of topical 0.25 (...) % finasteride combined with 3% minoxidil solution and 3% minoxidil solution as monotherapy in the treatment of FPHL.This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind study in 30 postmenopausal women with FPHL. Each participant was randomized to receive either topical 0.25% finasteride combined with topical 3% minoxidil or topical 3% minoxidil solution as monotherapy for 24 weeks. To determine efficacy, the hair density and diameter was measured and global photographic assessment was conducted at baseline
A randomized, active- and placebo-controlled study of the efficacy and safety of different doses of dutasteride versus placebo and finasteride in the treatment of male subjects with androgenetic alopecia. Dihydrotestosterone is the main androgen causative of androgenetic alopecia, a psychologically and physically harmful condition warranting medical treatment.We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of dutasteride (type 1 and 2 5-alpha reductase inhibitor) with finasteride (type 2 5-alpha (...) reductase inhibitor) and placebo in men with androgenetic alopecia.Men aged 20 to 50 years with androgenetic alopecia were randomized to receive dutasteride (0.02, 0.1, or 0.5 mg/d), finasteride (1 mg/d), or placebo for 24 weeks. The primary end point was hair count (2.54-cm diameter) at week 24. Other assessments included hair count (1.13-cm diameter) and width, photographic assessments (investigators and panel), change in stage, and health outcomes.In total, 917 men were randomized. Hair count
Dutasteride and finasteride for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia: comparative clinical effectiveness and safety Dutasteride and finasteride for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia: comparative clinical effectiveness and safety Dutasteride and finasteride for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia: comparative clinical effectiveness and safety CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality (...) of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation CADTH. Dutasteride and finasteride for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia: comparative clinical effectiveness and safety. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Summary of Abstracts. 2014 Authors' conclusions Four systematic reviews and six randomized controlled trials were found regarding the clinical effectiveness and safety of dutasteride and finasteride compared to each other or placebo
A randomized, double-blind controlled study of the efficacy and safety of topical solution of 0.25% finasteride admixed with 3% minoxidil versus 3% minoxidil solution in the treatment of male androgenetic alopecia. The synergism of combined use between oral finasteride and topical minoxidil has been established in treating androgenetic alopecia among men. However, the concern regarding adverse effects of finasteride use has been rising.To compare the efficacy and safety of topical solution (...) of 0.25% finasteride admixed with 3% minoxidil vs. 3% minoxidil solution in men with androgenetic alopecia.Forty men aged 18-60 years with androgenetic alopecia were randomized to 24 weeks of treatment with a finasteride/minoxidil or minoxidil solution twice daily. Primary efficacy endpoint was the change from baseline in hair density and hair diameter at week 24. Secondary endpoints included global photographic assessment by treatment-blinded investigators and subjects. Changes in plasma
"Post-finasteride syndrome": what to tell our female patients? 29624646 2018 09 17 1365-2133 179 3 2018 Sep The British journal of dermatology Br. J. Dermatol. 'Post-finasteride syndrome': what to tell our female patients? 785-786 10.1111/bjd.16658 Mervis J S JS http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4395-8871 Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Borda L J LJ Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami
3-year treatment outcomes of water vapor thermal therapy (Rezūm System) compared to doxazosin, finasteride and combination drug therapy for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia: cohort data from the Medical Therapy of Prostatic Symptoms (MTOPS) Trial. We evaluated the long-term outcomes of treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia to compare a 1-time water vapor thermal therapy procedure with daily medical therapy in cohorts from the MTOPS (Medical Therapy (...) of Prostatic Symptoms) study.Results in the treatment arm of a randomized, controlled trial of thermal therapy using the Rezūm® System were compared to MTOPS subjects treated with doxazosin and/or finasteride. Evaluations were restricted to medical therapy subjects, representing 1,140 of the original 3,047 (37.4%), with a prostate volume of 30 to 80 cc and an International Prostate Symptom Score of 13 or greater to include men who met key criteria of the Rezūm and MTOPS trials. Outcomes were compared
Assessing finasteride-associated sexual dysfunction using the FAERS database. Postmarketing reports suggest that finasteride causes sexual dysfunction despite a low incidence reported in clinical trials. Therefore, the extent of risk remains unknown.To determine whether the risk of sexual dysfunction is higher among individuals treated with finasteride compared to a baseline risk for all other drugs using the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) database.A (...) case by non-case disproportionality approach was used whereby a reporting odds ratio (ROR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) was used to confirm results.A significant disproportionality in reporting of sexual dysfunction with the use of finasteride was observed whether finasteride was indicated for hair loss (ROR = 138.17, 95% CI: 133.13, 143.4), prostatic hyperplasia (ROR = 93.88, 95% CI: 84.62, 104.16) or any indication (ROR
Adverse Sexual Effects of Treatment with Finasteride or Dutasteride for Male Androgenetic Alopecia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Treatment of male androgenetic alopecia with 5α-reductase inhibitors is efficacious. However, the risk of adverse sexual effects remains controversial. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the risk of adverse sexual effects due to treatment of androgenetic alopecia in male patients with finasteride, 1 mg/day, or dutasteride, 0.5 mg/day (...) . Fifteen randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trials (4,495 subjects) were meta-analysed. Use of 5α-reductase inhibitors carried a 1.57-fold risk of sexual dysfunction (95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.19-2.08). The relative risk was 1.66 (95% CI 1.20-2.30) for finasteride and 1.37 (95% CI 0.81-2.32) for dutasteride. Both drugs were associated with an increased risk, although the increase was not statistically significant for dutasteride. As studies into dutasteride were limited, further
Long-term Consequences of Finasteride vs Placebo in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial. Finasteride has been found to reduce the risk of low-grade prostate cancer but to have no impact on overall survival. The long-term adverse and beneficial consequences of finasteride have not been examined.We used a linkage between data from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) and Medicare claims. Patients were examined by randomized study arm (finasteride vs placebo for 7 years) for long-term (...) between finasteride and placebo participants with respect to important baseline factors or amount of Medicare follow-up assessment time. Finasteride patients had a 10% higher risk of new claims for depression (hazard ratio [HR] = 1.10, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.01 to 1.19, P = .04) and a 6% lower risk of procedures for BPH-related events (primarily lower urinary tract symptoms; HR = 0.94, 95% CI = 0.89 to 1.00, P = .03). No other differences were found in rates of long-term consequences
Superiority of dutasteride over finasteride in hair regrowth and reversal of miniaturization in men with androgenetic alopecia: A randomized controlled open-label, evaluator-blinded study. Finasteride and dutasteride are inhibitors of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dutasteride inhibits both type I and type II 5-alpha-reductase while finasteride inhibits only the type II enzyme. As both isoenzymes are present in hair follicles (...) , it is likely that dutasteride is more effective than finasteride.To compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of dutasteride and finasteride in men with androgenetic alopecia.Men with androgenetic alopecia between 18 and 40 years of age were randomized to receive 0.5 mg dutasteride or 1 mg finasteride daily for 24 weeks. The primary efficacy variables were hair counts (thick and thin) in the target area from modified phototrichograms and global photography evaluation by blinded and non-blinded
Comparison of Finasteride and Tamsulosin for Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (MK-0906A-149 AM2) Comparison of Finasteride and Tamsulosin for Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (MK-0906A-149 AM2) - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved (...) studies (100). Please remove one or more studies before adding more. Comparison of Finasteride and Tamsulosin for Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (MK-0906A-149 AM2) The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01534351 Recruitment Status : Terminated (Business Reasons) First Posted
Efficacy and safety of 3% minoxidil versus combined 3% minoxidil / 0.1% finasteride in male pattern hair loss: a randomized, double-blind, comparative study. Topical minoxidil and oral finasteride have been used to treat men with androgenetic alopecia (AGA). There are concerns about side effects of oral finasteride especially erectile dysfunction.To compare the efficacy and safety of the 24 weeks application of 3% minoxidil lotion (MNX) versus combined 3% minoxidil and 0.1% finasteride lotion
Finasteride: clinical and economic impacts Finasteride: clinical and economic impacts Finasteride: clinical and economic impacts Otten N Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology A new medical treatment for benign (...) prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), finasteride, was compared with the two most common treatment options that is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and watchful waiting, for patients with varying degrees of symptom severity. Type of intervention Treatment; secondary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis. Study population Males receiving either finasteride, TURP or watchful waiting for the treatment of BPH. Patients had either mild, moderate or severe
Effects of family history and genetic polymorphism on the cost-effectiveness of chemoprevention with finasteride for prostate cancer Effects of family history and genetic polymorphism on the cost-effectiveness of chemoprevention with finasteride for prostate cancer Effects of family history and genetic polymorphism on the cost-effectiveness of chemoprevention with finasteride for prostate cancer Reed SD, Scales CD, Stewart SB, Sun J, Moul JW, Schulman KA, Xu J Record Status This is a critical (...) abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of chemoprevention of prostate cancer using finasteride, compared with no chemoprevention, considering risk groups. At a threshold of 100,000 US dollars per quality-adjusted life
Therapeutic experience with oral finasteride for androgenetic alopecia in female-to-male transgender patients. Androgenic treatment of female-to-male transgender patients may result in androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Use of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors are useful as oral treatment of AA in men. There are no previous studies of the use of finasteride in transgender men as treatment of AGA.To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an oral 5α-reductase inhibitor (finasteride) for AA developed (...) history of AGA. All the patients improved one grade on the Norwood-Hamilton scale after a mean of 5.5 months (range 4-6 months) since the start of finasteride treatment. Two patients stopped treatment for economic reasons and one stopped due to dyspepsia. No sexual or other adverse effects were observed. Patients were given periodic physical and analytical examinations by endocrinologists without any significant finding. Mean follow-up of patients was 16.2 months.AA in transgender men has a delayed