See also: Research: adverse effects on breasts

All papers are case reports or case series.

Al Hammadi A, Asai Y, Patt ML, Sasseville D. Erythema annulare centrifugum secondary to treatment with finasteride. J Drugs Dermatol. 2007;6(4):460-463. Journal site • PubMed

Famenini S, Gharavi NM, Beynet DP. Finasteride associated melasma in a Caucasian male. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014. Journal site • PubMed

Gupta AK, Sharma N, Shukla P. Atypical post-finasteride syndrome: a pharmacological riddle. Indian J Pharmacol. 2016. doi:10.4103/0253-7613.182898 • PubMedPMC full text

Jia H, Ran L. Maculopapular drug eruption caused by finasteride: a case report. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2023. doi:10.2147/CCID.S426747PubMedPMC full text

Lear JT, Byrne JP. Finasteride-related cutaneous vasculitis. Postgraduate Medical Journal 1996. doi:10.1136/pgmj.72.844.127-a • PubMedPMC full text

Magdaleno-Tapial J, Valenzuela-Oñate C, García-Legaz-Martínez M, et al. Angioedema-like contact dermatitis caused by mesotherapy with dutasteride. Contact Dermatitis. 2020. doi:10.1111/cod.13585 • PubMed

Melo DF, Saceda-Corralo D, Tosti A. Frontal edema due to mesotherapy for androgenetic alopecia: a case series. Dermatol Ther. 2022 Feb. doi:10.1111/dth.15247 • PubMed

Moreno-Fernandez A, Mira Laguarda JM, Ruiz-Hornillos FJ, Rubio Sotes M. Urticarial rush due to finasteride. Allergy. 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1398-9995.2009.02165.xPubMed

Motofei IG, Rowland DL, Georgescu SR, et al. Post-finasteride adverse effects in male androgenic alopecia: a case report of vitiligo. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2017. doi:10.1159/000455972PubMed

Muddebihal A, Khurana A, Kulhari A, Ahuja A. Psoriasiform drug eruption to finasteride: uncommon side effect of a commonly used drug. Int J Trichology. 2022. doi:10.4103/ijt.ijt_42_21 • PubMed • PMC full text

Oyama N, Kaneko F. Solitary fixed drug eruption caused by finasteride. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2008.07.037 • PubMed

Persey M, Payne L, Webley M. Finasteride: a steroid-unsparing drug? Rheumatology (Oxford). 1999. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/38.3.285 • PubMed [Polymyalgia rheumatica and eczema]

Tresch S, Cozzio A, Kamarashev J, et al. T cell-mediated acute localized exanthematous pustulosis caused by finasteride. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2011.07.033PubMed


Espasandín-Arias M, García-Rodiño S, Suárez-Peñaranda JM, Rodríguez-Granados MT. Photosensitivity associated with dutasteride therapy. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2020 Apr. doi:10.1111/ddg.14062PubMed

Santo Domingo D, Stevenson ML, Auerbach J, Lerman J. Finasteride-induced pseudoporphyria. Arch Dermatol. 2011. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.144 • PubMed

Yamada T. Photosensitivity reaction induced by finasteride. J Gen Fam Med. 2021 Nov 5. doi:10.1002/jgf2.510 • PubMedPMC full text

Saw palmetto

Gammoudi R, Ameur K, Ouni B, et al. Fixed drug eruption to Serenoa repens: First case report and consideration of the use of herbal medicine. Dermatol Ther. 2020. doi:10.1111/dth.14247 • PubMed

Sinclair RD, Mallari RS, Tate B. Sensitization to saw palmetto and minoxidil in separate topical extemporaneous treatments for androgenetic alopecia. Australas J Dermatol. 2002 Nov. doi:10.1046/j.1440-0960.2002.00620.x • PubMed