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Finasteride Gel. Topical version of the Drug.

Since 1992 when it was authorized it is use of finasteride for the treatment of BPH (benign Protática hyperplasia), going through 1996 when it regulated and approved its use for the treatment of male baldness and more specifically for androgenic alopecia, we have Come to its topical version (external Use) in gel form. Again for cases of alopecia androgenic type or androgenetic, the most common types of male baldness.

There has been little controversy over the effectiveness of Finasteride Gel, having conducted numerous studies, some more and less relevant.

The main objective of using this medication topically is to minimize the abundant side effects presented in the Pill version but to take advantage of the benefits for the treatment of androgenic ALOPECIA.

In this article on Finasteride gel We will summarize two studies of recognised entities on the efficacy of Finasteride gel.

The first and most current study to be reported dates from 2018, published on July 23 and developed by Ahmed OAA and Rizg WY, both belonging to the pharmacy Department of the Faculty of Pharmacy at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia.

Reference: https://doi.org/10.2147/DDDT.S171888

This study, referred to as "finasteride Nano-transferosomal Gel formula for management of Androgenetic alopecia" was aimed at verifying the efficacy of finasteride in Topical application Gel in the treatment of androgenic ALOPECIA.

The peculiarity of this study is that it has been done with a "sub-type" of finasteride using transferosomas, which allows greater and better action of the medicine applied through the skin (transdermally or topical).

The results show that the use of Finasteride nano-transferosomal gel may be a valid alternative for the treatment of androgenic alopecia instead of its classic presentation in the form of oral pills.

This "Sub-type" of Finasteride in Gel is still being tested and at the moment no commercial brand is known to be available for sale until Authorization.

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The second study we offer dates from 2009 called "Comparing the Therapeutic effects of finasteride gel and tablet in treatment of the androgenetic alopecia" and developed by Zohreh Hajheydari and Leila Shokoohi from the Department of Dermatology, Boo Ali Sina (Avicenna ) Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical sciences, sari, iran, and Jafar Akbari and Majid Saeedi of the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of medical sciences, sari, Iran.

Source: https://doi.org/10.4103/0378-6323.45220

In the same, it was intended to compare the therapeutic effects of finasteride Gel versus finasteride in pills for the treatment of androgenic ALOPECIA.

For the study was administer to a group of patients finasteride in 1mg Pills. and another group a 1% finasteride gel for 6 months.

The results of the same were that the effectiveness of the topical version of Finasteride and the classic version in tablets were very similar with almost an invaluable statistical variation between the two groups.

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Fecha de publicación: 10 - 10 - 2018

Última modificación: 10 - 10 - 2018

Autor: Miguel T. R.