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A 39-year-old female asked:

I recently started taking finasteride and i am having a tingling sensation, headache, itchy on scalp. could this be related to this rx? thank you!

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Dr. Faisal Ahmed
Specializes in Urology
Finasteride for hair: Finasteride is given in 2 formulations. 1 mg a day is Propecia, the male hair loss medication. 5 mg a day is to shrink the prostate, often called Proscar. So yes I do believe the scalp symptoms could be due to finasteride.
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