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A 36-year-old member asked:

can proscar or propecia (finasteride) be used for hair loss?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes but side effects: Yes it can sand is used for this purpose. However it has potentially serious adverse reactions and side effects and should not be used without medical supervision.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes : Propecia (finasteride) is commonly used in hair loss treatment.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

How commonly reported the sexual side effects of taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss.. ?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Small percentage: Sexual side effects are listed at 3% overall; however, if they occur they can persists for months after stopping the medication. Depression is a more common side-effect. Be certain to discuss this with your prescribing physician, and review your medical history, medications and physical findings, as they relate to propecia (finasteride).
Pleasanton, CA
A male asked:

I took propecia (finasteride) for hair loss for around 6 months in 2004-2005. How do I reverse ED side effects? What kind of specialist should I visit?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
It depends: It really depends on the side effects that you're having from taking propecia. Generally the side effects from Propecia are temporary and they disappear once you stop taking the medication. Some of the side effects that can persist are erectile dysfunction and gynecomastia. The treatment for ed is drugs like viagra (sildenafil) and gynecomastia may require plastic surgery.
India
A 22-year-old male asked:

I m 22(m)having a hair loss.I am taking finasteride side 2 years now.How long should I continue and what are the side effects?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Finasteride: If you have male pattern hair loss and you stop the Finasteride all the hair that grew back and all the hair that was stopped from falling out will eventually fall out. Serious side effects of Finasteride include breast ca, prostate ca, male infertility and depression. The common reactions include impotence, gynecomastia, hypotension and decreased iibido.
India
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have been advised to take propecia (finasteride) orally for hair thcikening and reducing hair loss.What are its side effects and its dosage?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
None: There would be none for you but you have to avoid getting pregnant.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Hair loss: trying a med called propecia (finasteride) does this work or not?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: There are only two drugs that are fda approved for hair growth; Propecia (finasteride) is one and rogain is the other. Propecia (finasteride) is effective in men but not everyone will see an improvement. You have to use it for 6-12 months to see an improvement. It also works better to prevent hair loss than to help hair regrowth.

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