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Dutasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Clinical studies have found it to be more effective than finasteride in doing so, as it inhibits both isoforms of 5-alpha reductase. Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. ... Dihydrotestosterone is the hormone formed in the prostate gland, testes, hair follicles, and adrenal glands when the enzyme 5-alpha reductase acts on testosterone. ... Finasteride is an antiandrogen which acts by inhibing 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme the converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. ... 5-alpha reductase is an enzyme (EC 1. ...

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Dutasteride - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
Dutasteride (marketed as Avodart®, Avidart®, Avolve®, Duagen®, Dutas®, Dutagen®, Duprost®) is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, a drug which inhibits the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Dutasteride belongs to a class of drugs called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, which block the action of the 5-alpha-reductase enzymes that convert testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
While dutasteride is officially approved, and most commonly used, to treat enlargement of the prostate gland, it may also be used to treat male pattern baldness.
Dutasteride (Avodart) (695 words)
Dutasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that was approved by the FDA on October 9, 2002 for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Dutasteride has a large volume of distribution of 300-500 L and is highly bound to plasma albumin (99%) and alpha-1 acid glycoprotein (96.6%).
Excretion is mainly in the feces with approximately 5% appearing as unchanged dutasteride and 40% as metabolites.
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