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Finasteride Allergy In Children
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
Is it ok for me to take an anti allergy pill when I have heart failure and am on advair, buproprion, topamax, restarts, xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin and propecia?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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