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Finasteride side effects include what?

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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Proscar (Definition)

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or bph) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, cardura®) to treat bph. This medicine ...Read more


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Finasteride dosage I have genetic hair loss. Right now I am taking finasteride. What is the correct dosage? Does taking an increased dosage have any beneficial effect? Also the 5mg tables are very hard to cut into 4 pieces. How does one do so? Right now i

Hello, : Hello, I am only qualified to answer a portion of your question. So, i will address that. If your dermatologist has directed you to cut the 5 mg tablet into four pieces and it is not scored as such, you may need a pill cutter. A pill cutter can be inexpensively purchased from a pharmacy. Be careful, pill cutter are very sharp. They look like little guiotines. A razor edge cuts the pill. The cut should be much more exact then you get with a knife. Please keep it out of reach of pets and children. One of the dermatologists can respond to the dosage part of your question. Take care. ...Read more

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Is propecia the best cure for hair loss. How high is the danger of prostate cancer and loss of libido. What dosage woulk you recommend?

Is propecia the best cure for hair loss.  How high is the danger of prostate cancer and loss of libido.  What dosage woulk you recommend?

Propecia: Propecia is written as 1mg per day. I have written over 100 prescriptions and have not seen any prostrate cancer or loss of libido even though these are supposedly rare side effects. ...Read more

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I've been taking Finasteride 1mg for 5 yrs but it stopped working a year ago,increasing the dose to 3mg didnt help.Do I need to go on taking the pill?

I've been taking Finasteride 1mg for 5 yrs but it stopped working a year ago,increasing the dose to 3mg didnt help.Do I need to go on taking the pill?

Oh for hair !: you'll want a bit of an endocribe work up unless other males in your family have the same pattern. propecia I havent found to be very effective...nothing is very effective for familial early baldness. ...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?

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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High bioavailable testosterone. Will spironolactone lower it? How about finasteride? Total Testosterone normal. Can flutamide help and at what dose?

High bioavailable testosterone. Will spironolactone lower it? How about finasteride? Total Testosterone normal. Can flutamide help and at what dose?

Here's some...: Have you been compulsively to perfect your body? Reviewing your profile incites me to raise this question. With so much involvement in your care, you should collect, reserve, & bring all related questions to your treating Dr. for balancing between medical necessity and professional possibilities before further acting upon with medication. online inquiry will not suffice to address your Q. ...Read more

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I'm having side effects (impotence) on propecia 1mg. Can I try taking a smaller dose? If so should it be e.G .25mg daily or .5 every other day? Thanks

I'm having side effects (impotence) on propecia 1mg. Can I try taking a smaller dose? If so should it be e.G .25mg daily or .5 every other day? Thanks

Finasteride: It's very unlikely that 1 mg of Finasteride (propecia) would by itself cause significant erectile dysfunction unless you had other significant co-factors as well. Perhaps consider being evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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What petcemt of patients suffet hair loss while on a low dose , 10-20 mg every other day of isoretonin, will propecia help?

What petcemt of patients suffet hair loss while on a low dose , 10-20 mg every other day of isoretonin, will propecia help?

Rarely and is mild i: I would not worry about this problem. Propecia is not cost effective for alopecia of any cause. Certainly not justified when using isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What percent of patients experience hair loss while on a low dose, 10-20 mg of isoretonin every other day. Does propecia help?

What percent of patients experience hair loss while on a low dose, 10-20 mg of isoretonin every other day. Does propecia help?

Not high but poss: It is not extremely common but does happen in some people. In my opinion, adding another medication to stop side effect of a topical medication is not best idea. Also Propecia works differently and may not be entirely effective if there is topical problem. Talk to prescribing doctor about it further. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride ( Proscar and Propecia 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. Heidi Fowler
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Propecia (Definition)

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