Combination therapy with finasteride and low-dose dutasteride in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia

Australas J Dermatol. 2013 Feb;54(1):49-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2012.00909.x. Epub 2012 Jun 12.


We report on a 47-year-old man who was initially treated with finasteride for androgenetic alopecia. Despite continuous treatment, after year 4 his hair density was not as good as at year 2, and low-dose dutasteride at 0.5 mg/week was added to the finasteride therapy. This resulted in a dramatic increase in his hair density, demonstrating that combined therapy with finasteride and dutasteride can improve hair density in patients already taking finasteride.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • 5-alpha Reductase Inhibitors / administration & dosage*
  • Alopecia / drug therapy*
  • Azasteroids / administration & dosage*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Dutasteride
  • Finasteride / administration & dosage*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • 5-alpha Reductase Inhibitors
  • Azasteroids
  • Finasteride
  • Dutasteride