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5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

What are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

5-Alpha-reductase inhibitors block the action of 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, which has greater affinity for androgen receptors. The activity of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors results in increased levels of testosterone and decreased levels of dihydrotestosterone.

5-Alpha-reductase inhibitors are used to treat baldness, prostate hyperplasia and prostate cancer.

List of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors:

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Avodart (Pro, More...)
generic name: dutasteride
25 reviews
Jalyn (Pro, More...)
generic name: dutasteride/tamsulosin
19 reviews
Proscar (Pro, More...)
generic name: finasteride
2 reviews
Propecia (Pro, More...)
generic name: finasteride
9 reviews

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Medical conditions associated with 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors: