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What are the dangers of finasteride with testosterone

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
31 years experience
Propicia: Short term your total testosterone can rise but in general the testosterone levels stay nearly the same as they did prior to starting it. The Dht fall... Read More

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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roberto Saez
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Does not alter testosterone levels. Does lower psa levels.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
5ARI & DHT: So let's get this right. Finasteride, sold as Proscar & Propecia, along w/its competitor, Dutasteride, sold as Avodart, (dutasteride) do not block... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Finasteride: Lowers 5-DHT, the most active form of testosterone! It can decrease both libido and response to exercise!
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Minoxidil can increase blood flow to the liver which will increase clearance of many steroids. Or he istaking supplements that suppress real testost... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
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No: It actually does the opposite. Finasteride while blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT prevents the damage and decay that the DHT causes in t... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Proscar (finasteride) side effects: This is an anecdote. In my last practice i had one patient, a 40 year old male, who underwent hair transplants in 2008 and took Proscar (finasteride) ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Propecia (finasteride): Hi RHyde, There have not been any significant studies that I have read that show any correlation between propecia (finasteride) and decreased ability ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 17 years experience
Not exactly: Finasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dht. This only occurs in certain tissues (scalp/skin ; prostate). It is thought that too much... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: There is no chance. The bigger question is why are you taking testosterone when you have an enlarged prostate which will likely be made worse by the h... Read More
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