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If I stop using propecia (finasteride) due to side effects will the side effects continue still or it will stop when I stop using the medicine.?

If I stop using propecia (finasteride) due to side effects will the side effects continue still or it will stop when I stop using the medicine.?

Effects will stop.: The most common side effects of Finasteride (propecia) are depression, decreased libido, decreased ejaculate volume, and breast size increase. These side effects are reversible, and will disappear after you stop the medication. The half-life of the drug is 6 hours, so the medication will wash out in 1-2 days. For more information: http://www.Fda.Gov/safety/medwatch/safetyinformation/ucm208701.Htm. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride (Proscar and Propecia (finasteride) by merck) is a synthetic type ii 5? -reductase inhibitor. This enzyme converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (dht). Finasteride is approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and ...Read more


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If I am taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss, is it good or bad to take pregnenolone at the same time? Had brain fog while taking propecia (finasteride)...Not anymore

If I am taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss, is it good or bad to take pregnenolone at the same time? Had brain fog while taking propecia (finasteride)...Not anymore

Do not take it: Why would you even want to take pregnenolone? There are little studies in humans and because it is a precursor to steroids, it carries a fair amount of risk. ...Read more

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How long does it take for propecia (finasteride) to become effective?

How long does it take for propecia (finasteride) to become effective?

3-4 months: You should start seeing results in 3-4 months, but remember that the most important effect is stopping the hair loss. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take finasteride 5mg when I cut the pills instead of taking propecia 1mg?

Is it okay to take finasteride 5mg when I cut the pills instead of taking propecia 1mg?

PROPECIA (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is a 1 mg dose and Proscar is 5 mg. If you can break it into 5ths it would be the same. ...Read more

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If I take propecia (finasteride) for 8 months and stop after that, will I be in the clear?

For what: 'in the clear' related to what? You will lose any benefit, if any, from it once you stop it ...Read more

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Can I take propecia (finasteride) if I have hep b?

Can I take propecia (finasteride) if I have hep b?

Hep b: If you have liver impairment, you need to be careful with propecia (finasteride). I'm uncertain the extent of your hepatitis b infection. You need to notify your doctor and discuss that with them. ...Read more

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What happens if you take Premarin (conjugated estrogens) and nolvadex concurrently?

Not a good idea: The two drugs are opposite. Premarin (conjugated estrogens) is a synthetic estrogen and Nolvadex (tamoxifen) is a drug that blocks the estrogen receptor. So basically, the two cancel each other - you might experience side effects but have virually no benefit. ...Read more

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I take 1.25mg of propecia (finasteride) once a day, for the past 7 months. How much does that decrease my sperm count, if at all?

I take 1.25mg of propecia (finasteride) once a day, for the past 7 months. How much does that decrease my sperm count, if at all?

Not completely known: Despite Propecia (finasteride) being marketed to younger men, no study of the effects on sperm number or activity were done. Studies AFTER the drug was available showed that in men who had fertility problems (determined they had sperm problems), that stopping the med improved sperm count 4x in 14 of 24 men. The other 10 had no change. In men WITHOUT fertility problems, nothing is known about sperm numbers. ...Read more

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I take 1mg propecia for hair loss. Would it be ok to drink alcohol while on this medication? Thanks

I take 1mg propecia for hair loss. Would it be ok to drink alcohol while on this medication? Thanks

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Suffer from depression & want to take propecia (finasteride). Is this ok? Will depression get worse? I read it's a side effect of this med.

Suffer from depression & want to take propecia (finasteride). Is this ok? Will depression get worse? I read it's a side effect of this med.

Can happen: There are some studies that linnk lasting depression with the use of propecia (finasteride). The only way to know if you would experience that side effect or not is to take it and see how you react. At the end of day there are risks and benefits to every medication. Discuss this and other concerns with your prescribing physician as its certainly a possibility although not always likely. ...Read more

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Would nolvadex (tamoxifen) restore fertility in a man with hypogonadatropic hypogonadism caused by a prolactinoma? If so, how long would it take?

Would nolvadex (tamoxifen) restore fertility in a man with hypogonadatropic hypogonadism caused by a prolactinoma? If so, how long would it take?

Possibly: Nolvadex (tamoxifen) is not a common name. It may be an aromatase inhibitor - like anastrozole.
Prolactinoma is best treated by removing it if large or tablets of bromocriptine / cabergoline.
The urologist determines if is needed as well. ...Read more

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Hi doctor is it safe to take propecia (finasteride) 5mg a day for hairloss. Tryed. 1mg not. Working. Thank you?

Most effective Rx: Propecia is safe but it doesn't always work. It helps to grow hair in some, slows down hair loss in others, and has not effect in some people. It may not help you grow hair but may actually help slow down future hair loss so it's definitely worth trying. If it works you have to keep using it to maintain the effects. You may want to try it in conjunction with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Could propecia (finasteride) potentially cause birth defects in my kids? I will have used it for ~10 years by the time I plan on having them

Could propecia (finasteride) potentially cause birth defects in my kids? I will have used it for ~10 years by the time I plan on having them

YES - DO NOT TAKE!: Pregnancy category x - abnormalities of external male genitalia were reported in animal studies. Pregnant women are advised to avoid all contact with crushed or broken tablets! ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) 5mg more beneficial than propecia (finasteride) 1mg? Which should I take? *note I'm in the early stages of male pattern baldness.

Is propecia (finasteride) 5mg more beneficial than propecia (finasteride) 1mg? Which should I take? *note I'm in the early stages of male pattern baldness.

More is not better: In medicine, in so many ways, the assumption that more is better is repeatedly proven false. For alopecia, Finasteride (the generic for propecia) all one needs is 1 mg/day. But, the 5 mg pill is less expensive. So many people get the five and break it up into three or four pieces. ...Read more

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Does propecia (finasteride) cause/contribute depession/suicidal thoughts? I read it might/ listed as side effect. Want to take it but suffer from depression already

Does propecia (finasteride) cause/contribute depession/suicidal thoughts? I read it might/ listed as side effect. Want to take it but suffer from depression already

Propecia (finasteride): In december 2010, merck, the company that makes propecia, (finasteride) has added depression as a side-effect. Consult your doctor about taking the pill form versus the topical. ...Read more

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I take propecia 1mg for hair loss. If I masturbate after I take the pill will it effect the way propecia works?

I take propecia 1mg for hair loss. If I masturbate after I take the pill will it effect the way propecia works?

No: Propecia (finasteride) is absorbed from the GI tract into the blood stream where it "blocks" the conversion of Testosterone to the more potent androgen Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is DHT which promotes both baldness and prostate enlargement in men. The 1 mg dose is used to prevent hair loss and 5 mg dose used to shrink the prostate. Ejaculation by any method has no effect on how Propecia works. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Propecia (Definition)

Propecia is an anti-BPH agent which is a ...Read more