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Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?
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
Prostate Medication: 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 is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. ...Read more
Probably not: Not reported as a significant side effect. ...Read more
Medication (s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, (tamsulosin) Jalyn, Finasteride, Cialis and Avdart. Please advise.
Same groups: You listed alpha blocker (flomax or tamsulosin), 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (finasteride, dutasteride or avodart), combination of both groups (Jalyn)and PDE5 inhibitor (cialis).Any other drugs I give you will be in those groups. If none has helped you, talk to your urologist about TUR prostate or other surgical options. TUR is the "gold standard" with which other surgical options are compared. Good luck. ...Read more
Can using a lotion with hemp seed oil that would absorb into my skin interact with medications such as Propecia (finasteride)?
not significantly: Should not interfere.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm on medications like ginette 35, finasteride and aldactone (spironolactone).Will I be able to take a 24 hour free cortisol test? Will my medications affect the result
Test will work: Hi. Your BCP, finasteride, and spironolactone will not interfere with your 24-hour urinary cortisol test. PCOS is a "diagnosis of exclusion", meaning things like Cushing's may need to be excluded for PCOS to be a valid diagnosis. Your doctor has considered that Cushing's is possible, so has ordered the 24-hour UFC to screen for Cushing's. Good luck! ...Read more
Need a 30 days supply for Finasteride (Pro Pecia) with many refills for hair loss. I have been on this medication with great results.
Get 5mg: If you get 5mg finasteride, use a pill cutter to make 4 pieces, you will save much money. The generic 5mg pill is much less costly than the 1mg, then you get 4 doses from each. The dose need not be precise. So 8 pills last 1 month, 30 pills last 4 months., 90 pills last a year. ...Read more
41 years old male with male pattern baldness, any other oral medication besides propecia (finasteride) that can help reduce the hairloss/?
I'm on medications like ginette 35, finasteride and aldactone (spironolactone).Im taking a 24 hour urine cortisol test now. Will my medications affect the result of test?
Probably not: As long as one of the newer assay methods (HPLC) is being used to measure cortisol, the medications you mentioned should not interfere. ...Read more
I'm on medications like diane 35, finasteride and aldactone (spironolactone). I have to take a 24 hour urine cortisol test. Will my medications affect the test result?
I take 1mg propecia for hair loss. Would it be ok to drink alcohol while on this medication? Thanks
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
I was taking finasteride 1mg daily for 11 months. I stopped for a month because I was taking other drugs. Can I continue taking fin 1 mg again?
Probably: I say yes but with trepidation not knowing what else you are on, your prostate exam results etc. ...Read more
If infertility happens with propecia, (finasteride) is it reversible after dis-continual of the drug?
Can the drug propecia (finasteride) be used with 5grams of L Arginine without any interaction with one another or side effects?
YES: There is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Explanation: There are no relations between them. Answer is NO. ...Read more
26 years age I am using minoxidil5%, propecia, (finasteride) any side effect of it? And start loosing hair when I will stop using this madication?
Probably.: I've never seen side effects from these medications, although they have been reported (see package inserts). They are effective, but yes, if you stop using them your hair will return to where it was before you started. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil) & propecia are how much effective drugs. Can this treatment recover the whole loss & how much it takes to show some result. I m using frm 2mnth?
6 months: You must be on both of these medications for 6 months before you see results. If you stop using them all the benefits will be lost. ...Read more
How to recover hard erections after quitting propecia (finasteride). Should I use Cialis or is there a drug therapy available?
See your doctor.:
There are reports that propecia (finasteride) can, in some cases, cause erectile dysfunction (ED). However, there are many other causes of ED, and sorting them out online is really not possible.
Cialis, like other medications, is a drug. It may or may not help you.
Please see your doctor soon, so you can get a good examination and such tests as are needed to help find you answers. ...Read more
When propecia's prescribed for genetic hairloss in postmenopausal women, how effective is it, what are the possible side effects and drug interactions?
PILLS FOR HAIR LOSS: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
I used finasteride 5mg for yrs. Developed gynecomastia which drug withdrawal cured. Hair now thinning. Is it safe to take 1mg for hair growth!
Can the ingredient urea in a facial scrub interact with the drug propecia (finasteride) used for hair loss? I read to ask about interaction when using urea? Thanks
If you ingest it: Not if you put it on your skin!! ...Read more
Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?
Likely: I wonder about triamterene, but, could be others. Check with your pharmacist he can look it up on computer to sort through hundreds of side effects that could possibly occur with these meds. Don't stop any till you talk with your doc to arrange for a replacement. ...Read more