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5-alphareductase inhibitor

can anyone help me find a 5alpa reductase inhibitor.well i meant the names of some.thank you

Proscar, Propecia (Finasteride)

dutasteride (Avodart)

don’t think this one is available in the US yet

CYTADREN

Avodart is currently available in the U.S. (I did a sample-size trial of the stuff for BPH.)

What is the allure of this stuff? I mean, what is the appeal to the t-mag world? I’m assuming it isn’t for it’s use as treatment of BPH.

Jonathan

Avodart (dutasteride)is an inhibitor of both type 1 and 2 5-AR, while finasteride is mainly type 2. Type 1 has the greater effect on the hair follicle, type 2 on the prostate.

Remember, some of the effects of testosterone are dependant upon its conversion to DHT.

I’ve been using Avodart for almost a year now and my DHT levels are sub-normal. I’m actually cutting back my dosage to get into a mid normal range

Keeps the prostate in-check when on a cycle. also, its suppose to protect the hair line, but it really hasn’t worked in my case. However, I piss like a 10 year old boy!