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September 2003

Finasteride Treatment May Not Prevent Telogen Effluvium After Minoxidil Withdrawal

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Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(9):1221-1222. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.9.1221

Oral 1-mg finasteride and 5% topical minoxidil are currently widely used to treat androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men.1,2 Although the finasteride-minoxidil association has not been widely tested in humans,3 results in animal models suggest that the combination of the 2 treatments may be more effective in inducing hair regrowth than either treatment alone.4