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If your hair loss is due to multiple food allergy is it ok to eat propecia (finasteride) 1mg?

If your hair loss is due to multiple food allergy is it ok to eat propecia (finasteride) 1mg?

Yes: I;m not sure why foods are causing you to lose your hair, but there should not be any problem taking Propecia (finasteride) to stimulate hair growth. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...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?

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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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)?

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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Please advise if it's bad for me to use propecia (finasteride)?

see your: Dermatologist to find out the actual reason for your hair loss before trying the cure. ...Read more

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Could taking propecia (finasteride) make you physically weaker?

Possible.: It shifts the testosterone to estrogens, which may weaken some degree of muscle strength with prolonged use. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could propecia (finasteride) make me physically weaker?

Propecia (finasteride): No, but depression is a reported side-effect, which can present as lacking energy. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I stopped taking finasteride for 1 month, I'm worried?

Doubt any effects: Finasteride can be stopped for a while, and not to worry about return of hair loss. Its like stopping estrogen for that time. ...Read more

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Is there any harmful effects with mixing ecstasy and propecia (finasteride)?

Is there any harmful effects with mixing ecstasy and propecia (finasteride)?

I think there's: Athere's a harmful effect of asking that question so nonchalantly: it assumes and therefore conveys that taking recreational drugs is nothing to worry about. This is, or should be a health- positive, proactive site. Taking ecstasy isn't really consistent with caring about your health or society's health independent of Propecia (finasteride) use. Get in to see a psychologist. ...Read more

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Finasteride side effects in men?

Sexual dysfunction: The most common side effects of Finasteride are erectile dysfunction and decreased libido. It can also cause some enlargement of the breast tissue over time. ...Read more

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Will propecia (finasteride) cause impotency?

Maybe (not). . .: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/propecia. Html. Impotency is a known potential side effect of Propecia (finasteride). But just b/c it's a potential side effect doesn't mean that you'll suffer from it. Only you can decide if desired benefit is worth potential side effect. ...Read more

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Propecia (finasteride) side effects are what?

Several: Propecia (finasteride) seems to be a safe for most men concerned with hair loss. A small small percentage of men experience sexual dysfunction (erectile or decreased libido) and men with gynecomastia may see an increase in breast size. Propecia (finasteride) may increase the risk of high grade prostate cancer. Most concerning is a recent canadian study that showed a small increase in male breast cancer with propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of proscar (finasteride)?

Here are some...: As a drug to deplete dihyrotestosterone - active form of testosterone, it may induce loss of sex desire, erectile dysfunction, poor ejaculation, being hard to reach orgasm, etc. Although it helps improve androgenic hair loss to some men at low dose and shrink the prostate at a dose of 5 mg by mouth daily for improving urine flow. More? Ask your doc or contact me. ...Read more

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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

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What are the side effects of taking proscar (finasteride)?

Variable: Definite decrease in semen volume; occasional erectile dysfunction; lowering of psa which needs to be factored in; hair growth on head. ...Read more

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What can I expect when switching from finasteride to dutasteride?

Cost: Mainly an increase in cost as dutasteride is only available as proprietary Avodart and as a result, is more expensive then generic finasteride ...Read more

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Can finasteride help my hair?

Can finasteride help my hair?

Finasteride for AGA: Finasteride may help you keep the hair you have if your condition is caused by androgenetic alopecia or male/female pattern hair loss. For men, finasteride is highly effective since DHT (the hair killing hormone) production is blocked. In women, it's more complicated. Only some women are androgen-sensitive meaning that DHT may be causing hair loss. We perform a HairDX genetic test to check that. ...Read more

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Is proscar (finasteride) actually good for scars?

Maybe: I am not familiar with proscar, (finasteride) but the only thing I know of that will help scar appearance is topical silicone. In the past we have used silicone sheets to put on scars, but now there are many different types of silicone preparations out there in the drug stores. I recommend scar guard. You paint it on twice a day. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the side-effects of finasteride?

Here are some...: Finasteride is to block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. So, some may experience a decrease in erection, sex desire, ejaculation, etc. More on voiding trouble? Go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. ...Read more

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How can finasteride cause testicular pain?

How can finasteride cause testicular pain?

Unknown.: Testicular pain is an uncommon side effect reported in patients taking finasteride. In phase 3 clinical trials, less than 1% had this side effect. The mechanism of this pain is unknown. Finasteride blocks the formation of dht, an active form of testosterone by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase type ii. Since the testicles are under hormonal control, the mechanism of pain may involve this pathway. ...Read more

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Might I have sex while on finasteride / propecia?

Might I have sex while on finasteride / propecia?

Probably: Propecia is low-dose finasteride, so is not likely to cause much alteration in libido or erectile function. So if you were able to have sex before starting propecia, you should still be able to. There is no reason not to have sex while on finasteride. In the unlikely event your erection doesn't work as well, you might go off the drug for a month or two and see if there an improvement. ...Read more

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Can propecia (finasteride) causes sexual dysfunction?

Yes: From a Propecia (finasteride) drug warning:propecia may cause loss of sexual desire, inability to ejaculate, and inability to reach orgasm. These sexual dysfunctions may continue for some time after men stop using the baldness drug. ...Read more

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Finasteride and levocarnitine - any issue if taken together?

No drug Interaction: Finasteride and levocarnitine can be taken together. Side effect for Finasteride is related to sexual function but its generally mild and transient. Side effects for levocarnitine are mostly gastrointestinal issues may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. See your doctor regularly for continuous care and report any unusual weakness, swelling, fever/lightheaded. ...Read more

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Will a combination of finasteride 1mg and minoxidil 5% work?

What is the question: Finasteride is drug to treat enlarged prostate in men twice your age. Minoxidil is sometimes used for scalp hair loss. The use of this combination MAY help
with hair growth, but it is not an standard treatment.
Balding is genetic, any family member losing scalp hair?? I send best health wishes ...Read more

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Help! My husband has propecia (finasteride) effect of impotence?

Stop Propecia (finasteride): Seek a consultation with a dermatologist that specializes in hair restoration and all its options. They will be able to explain the topical, medical and surgical options that will fit your husband's needs. Current techniques combining use of topical rogaine (minoxidil) plus grafting of individual hair units often is the best option. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mebendazole if I am already taking finasteride?

Drug interaction: The epocrates database reports no interactions between Mebendazole and finasteride. I do have to wonder why at age 22 you would be taking finasteride, which is usually used for diseases of old men (like prostate enlargement or prostate cancer). ...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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Propecia (Definition)

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