Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

DRUG REVIEW
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31--32

Serenoa repens: Does it have any role in the management of androgenetic alopecia?


Sundaram Murugusundram 
 Consultant Dermatologist, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Sundaram Murugusundram
Skin, Hair and Nail Clinic, 853, P.H. Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 600 010, Tamil Nadu
India

Serenoa repens is one among the many naturally occurring 5 alpha reductase (5aR) inhibitors which has gained popularity as a magical remedy for androgenetic alopecia. It is widely advertised on the web and sold by direct marketing. Used as a self-medication, there is a risk of missing the early detection of prostate cancer. There is little evidence to support its efficacy, warranting larger clinical trials on androgenetic alopecia.


How to cite this article:
Murugusundram S. Serenoa repens: Does it have any role in the management of androgenetic alopecia?.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2009;2:31-32


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Murugusundram S. Serenoa repens: Does it have any role in the management of androgenetic alopecia?. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jul 2 ];2:31-32
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