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Summary for Patent: 5,547,957

Title: Method of treating androgenic alopecia with 5-.alpha. reductase inhibitors
Abstract:The instant invention involves a method of treating and/or reversing androgenic alopecia and promoting hair growth, and methods of treating acne vulgaris, seborrhea, and female hirsutism, by administering to a patient in need of such treatment a 5.alpha.-reductase 2 inhibitor, such as finasteride, in a dosage amount under 5 mgs/day.
Inventor(s): Gormley; Glenn J. (Westfield, NJ), Kaufman; Keith D. (Westfield, NJ), Stoner; Elizabeth (Westfield, NJ), Waldstreicher; Joanne (Scotch Plains, NJ)
Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)
Application Number:08/214,905
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Australia688395<disabled in preview>
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