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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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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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What kind of treatment is propecia (finasteride)? Or is it a name of medicine? Please kindly tell me detail information about propecia (finasteride).

What kind of treatment is propecia (finasteride)? Or is it a name of medicine? Please kindly tell me detail information about propecia (finasteride).

Finasteride: This blocks conversion of testosterone to the molecule that allows male pattern baldness. It's a standard treatment if this is what you want. Link http://www. Drugs. Com/propecia. Html it's your decision; 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness rather than where he does and does not have hair. ...Read more

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If I stop using propecia (finasteride) due to side effects will the side effects continue still or it will stop when I stop using the medicine.?

If I stop using propecia (finasteride) due to side effects will the side effects continue still or it will stop when I stop using the medicine.?

Effects will stop.: The most common side effects of Finasteride (propecia) are depression, decreased libido, decreased ejaculate volume, and breast size increase. These side effects are reversible, and will disappear after you stop the medication. The half-life of the drug is 6 hours, so the medication will wash out in 1-2 days. For more information: http://www.Fda.Gov/safety/medwatch/safetyinformation/ucm208701.Htm. ...Read more

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What is disadvantages of *propecia* (hair loss medicine)?

What is disadvantages of *propecia* (hair loss medicine)?

Finasteride 1 mg: At higher doses (used for bph), increased risk of high grade prostate cancer & male breast cancer have been suggested, but unvalidated. Erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, ejaculatory dysfunction, gynecomastia, testicular pain & even depression are possible, but rare. It should be avoided in liver disease. Exposure to pregnant females can cause damage to the fetus. ...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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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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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)?

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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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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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 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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Can I take propecia (finasteride) if I have hep b?

Can I take propecia (finasteride) if I have hep b?

Hep b: If you have liver impairment, you need to be careful with propecia (finasteride). I'm uncertain the extent of your hepatitis b infection. You need to notify your doctor and discuss that with them. ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) good for a receding hairline?

Yes but beware: Propecia (finasteride) can halt a receding hairline, and it can thicken thinned areas of the scalp. However, some patients experience some minor problems with sexual function. Some doctors believe spreading the dosage out to every other day alleviates these issues. ...Read more

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Could propecia (finasteride) cause permanent infertility?

No only temporary!: Any form of testosterone causes a negative feedback signal to the brain to stop producing FSH & LH which lead to Testosterone and Sperm production.

When you stop taking the meds your body starts making the FSH & LH again which will lead to normal sperm again. However, it takes 3 months from stopping the med until your sperm will come back to normal levels. ...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


Propecia (Definition)

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