A 12-year-old male asked:
26 years old i have androgentic alopecia my dermatologist prescribe me minoxidil 5%, propecia, (finasteride) can it stop and regrow my hair? any side effect of it?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Emily Altman answered
27 years experience Dermatology
Pattern hair loss: Both Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) are very helpful in keeping the hair you still have. In 30-35% of men, there is significant hair regrowth. Most men get some regrowth. Side effects of Minoxidil are mostly local, such as irritation of scalp. Propecia (finasteride) blocks 5 Alpha reductase, enzyme that converts testosterone to dht. It may potentially but uncommonly have systemic side effects. Talk to your doctor.
Answered on Dec 26, 2017
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