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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Overview)

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 male pattern baldness (mpb).


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What is finasteride (propecia) used for? Is it safe?

What is finasteride (propecia) used for? Is it safe?

Baldness: Propecia (finasteride) is used to treat baldness. Although it is safe, side affects may include erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, and gynecomastia. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
274 Doctors shared insights

Finasteride (Overview)

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 male pattern baldness (mpb).


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Please describe the medication: finasteride?

Please describe the medication: finasteride?

Finasteride: 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 male pattern baldness (mpb). ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm experiencing a hair fall and thinning and I went to a doctor. She prescribed to me proscar (finasteride)?

What do you advise if I'm experiencing a hair fall and thinning and I went to a doctor. She prescribed to me proscar (finasteride)?

Helpful in Men: Proscar has been tested in men and may help variable. Articles distinctly state that 1 mg finasteride
is of no use in women. The latter require at least 2.5 mg finasteride for many women. ...Read more

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I used finasteride 5mg for yrs. Developed gynecomastia which drug withdrawal cured. Hair now thinning. Is it safe to take 1mg for hair growth!

I used finasteride 5mg for yrs. Developed gynecomastia which drug withdrawal cured. Hair now thinning. Is it safe to take 1mg for hair growth!

Finasteride: A reduced dose Finasteride is less likely to cause gynecomastia. I would also tell you that gynecomastia is not particularly a health problem but is more of a cosmetic issue. (clearly cosmetic issues are important to you at 71 years of age). ...Read more

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Finasteride side effects include what?

Sexual side effects: The most commonj side effects of Finasteride include sexual dysfunction and decreased libido. It can also cause some enlargement of breast tissue over time. ...Read more

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I'm 22 yrs. Old and I have a patchy beard what is the best thing to do to make it full and not patchy? Dose Finasteride works?

I'm 22 yrs. Old and I have a patchy beard what is the best thing to do to make it full and not patchy? Dose Finasteride works?

Probably not. ..: The feature of beard distribution is genetically decided and will not be altered so you have to adopt and adapt to what you got, which is unique to you, so to make the best use of what and how you're, not someone else. Meanwhile, direct your energy & ability to upgrade your other quality / quantity to attract admiration & respect so to overshadow "patchy" beard. I wouldn't use finasteride... ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) safe for men?

Propecia (finasteride) safe drug: Propecia (finasteride) is approved by the fda for male pattern hairless treatment and is generally considered a safe drug. Like any drug, it does have side effects. The most common reported side effects of Finasteride are loss of sex drive and the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. The incidence of these problems however is very small. For men taking Finasteride for five years, the difference between. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of finasteride 5mg permanent?

Women, Men-rare: Its well known effects are NOT permanent except the sexual ones in men with long use of the drug in both sexes. Women who plan a pregnancy should not use it and stop drug for 3-6 months before planning a pregnancy ...Read more

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Hello, I have been using Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for my hair loss. Does it have any side effect on infertility and prostate on a long run? Has it been proved?

Proved: You can save money by getting prescription finasteride 5mg (duterasteride may be even better) and cutting it into 4 parts, take 1 part a day. This is dramatically cheaper. By taking this, you will lose less hair with aging. You will suffer less enlargement and less cancer of the prostate. There may be a small risk of higher grade prostate cancer. No effect on fertility. Longer use = more benefit. ...Read more

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How much does propecia (finasteride) cost?

Propecia cost: If you obtain this under your insurance, it will cost your co-pay. From http://www. Goodrx. Com/Propecia, 30 1 mg tabs costs $118.99. However, costs from different pharmacies may vary widely. ...Read more

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How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?

2-3 months: Minoxidil and finesteride work very well together. However it usually takes a minimum of 2 months to notice a decrease of hair loss and 3 months before you see any growth. Many people only get minimum growth but see a stop of hair loss and thicker or fatter hair shafts. ...Read more

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Is post finasteride syndrome real?

Probably is: Syndrome is in fact combination of psychologic symptoms such as depression ; loss of libido ; sexual prowess. Suggest u contact the post-fiesteride syndrome foundation, www. Pfsfoundation. Org or 856-425-6046. ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) safe for men?

Propecia (finasteride) safe drug: Propecia (finasteride) is approved by the fda for male pattern hairless treatment and is generally considered a safe drug. Like any drug, it does have side effects. The most common reported side effects of Finasteride are loss of sex drive and the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. The incidence of these problems however is very small. For men taking Finasteride for five years, the difference between. ...Read more

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Could propecia (finasteride) really help?

Have you been: Evaluated to determine the reason for your hair loss? There are many reasons for loss of hair. If the reason for your hair loss is determined then it can be directly addressed. Propecia (finasteride) can be effective. ...Read more

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How effective is propecia (finasteride)?

Results Vary: Propecia (finasteride) can be effective in male pattern baldness, but works much better if started early in the balding process. However, not all patients respond. This drug can cause birth defects and women of child bearing age should not even handle Propecia (finasteride) tablets.
Also, if treatment is stopped, any re-grown hair will fall out. Many insurance companies do not cover Propecia (finasteride) prescriptions. ...Read more

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How much does propecia (finasteride) cost?

Propecia cost: If you obtain this under your insurance, it will cost your co-pay. From http://www. Goodrx. Com/Propecia, 30 1 mg tabs costs $118.99. However, costs from different pharmacies may vary widely. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: finasteride?

Finasteride: 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 male pattern baldness (mpb). ...Read more

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Where can I get propecia (finasteride) or proscar?

From licensed doctor: Go for a preliminary evaluation to suspect if you have androgenic hair loss. Then s/he may prescribe it (1 mg of finasteride) as instructed and see. Its intended effect may appear in 3 or more months after its use. More? Ask doctor or contact me timely if you wish. ...Read more

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Propecia (finasteride) ----- is this pill any good?

Yes: It works quite well, but the benefits are only present as long as you are taking the medication. When you stop taking it, you may get hair loss. ...Read more

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Is it not good for me to use propecia (finasteride)?

Not in My View: I am not a favorite user of Propecia (finasteride) in practice.
Sorry, but the potential sexual and breast effects are often there. ...Read more

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Does proscar work like using propecia (finasteride)?

They are the same: They are basically the same meds just different doses. Propecia (finasteride) is 1 mg versus prosacr. ...Read more

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How are propecia (finasteride) 1mg or 5mg different?

Propecia (finasteride) for men 1mg: Propecia is 1 mg only for men. Not 5 mg.
The finasteride may be the 1 mg of Propecia)trade name for men), but off-label 5 mg is the dose used for women with alopecia. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Mark Pack
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