A 20-year-old male asked:
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does 1.25mg propecia (finasteride) work better if taken under the tongue?

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Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience Occupational Medicine
No: Propecia (finasteride) is rapidly absorbed through the skin so it has a coating to prevent accidental exposure to women. It works better if taken regularly by swallowing at about the same time every day without missing any days. Sub lingual (under the tongue) does not improve its effects and may be harmful. Take it as prescribed.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015

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They are the same : They are basically the same meds just different doses.Propecia (finasteride) is 1 mg versus prosacr.
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Dr. Robert Bennett
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PROSCAR (finasteride): Yes, but it is a higher dose of the same medication.

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