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Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Highly unlikely: Even if the lotion gets absorbed, the amount would be very miniscule. There is very little likelihood that any OTC lotion would interfere with the action of Propecia (finasteride) or another other medication for that matter.. ...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


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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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Please describe the medication: proscar (finasteride)?

Please describe the medication: proscar (finasteride)?

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

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Are there any medication to counter the lowered libido from taking finasteride?

Yes: Finasteride does cause sexual dysfunction. If this occurs, then oral medications such as viagra, (sildenafil) cialis, etc. Can be beneficial. If these fail, the penile injections or a vauum erection deveice may be needed. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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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

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41 years old male with male pattern baldness, any other oral medication besides propecia (finasteride) that can help reduce the hairloss/?

41 years old male with male pattern baldness, any other oral medication besides propecia (finasteride) that can help reduce the hairloss/?

Minoxidil: The two most commonly used medications for alopecia are Minoxidil and Finasteride (Propecia). If these medications are not effective then you should consider hair transplant surgery. ...Read more

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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'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?

Cortisol test: It would be best to have the 24 hour urine without the drugs for one day but before you do that you must check with your doctor.

It is not very likely that the meds will interfere with the lab but why take the chance before discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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I take 1mg propecia for hair loss. Would it be ok to drink alcohol while on this medication? Thanks

I take 1mg propecia for hair loss. Would it be ok to drink alcohol while on this medication? Thanks

No: 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

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Can you buy propecia (finasteride) at any drug store?

Propecia (finasteride): No. Finasteride, the generic name for Propecia (finasteride) is available only by prescription. ...Read more

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If infertility happens with propecia, (finasteride) is it reversible after dis-continual of the drug?

If infertility happens with propecia, (finasteride) is it reversible after dis-continual of the drug?

Propecia (finasteride): Does not cause infertility. It can cause ed in males that usually goes away after stopping propecia (finasteride). It will also cause birth defects if pregnant women come in contact with it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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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Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?

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

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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Propecia (Definition)

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Proscar (Definition)

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