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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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What are the side effects of proscar (finasteride)?

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

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What are the side effects of taking proscar (finasteride)?

What are the side effects of taking proscar (finasteride)?

Variable: Definite decrease in semen volume; occasional erectile dysfunction; lowering of psa which needs to be factored in; hair growth on head. ...Read more

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Is proscar (finasteride) actually good for scars?

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

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I been taking 2mgs of estrogen and 2.5 proscar (finasteride) for 5 years. Two weeks ago I quit cold turkey and now suffering. Should go back on then off slowly?

Probably, but: You are the only person who can determine whether hormone replacement therapy is for you. Many women never are able to discontinue hormone replacement without getting uncomfortable hot flushes and night sweats, even is they try to "wean" off slowly. ...Read more

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Does proscar work like using propecia (finasteride)?

They are the same: They are basically the same meds just different doses. Propecia (finasteride) is 1 mg versus prosacr. ...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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Does proscar (finasteride) cause moobs if so if you stop taking it will the moobs go away?

Does proscar (finasteride) cause moobs if so if you stop taking it will the moobs go away?

Maybe: It is a possible side effect, especially if the guy is obese as he has higher estrogen levels to begin with. Once moobs form, they're tough to get rid of. ...Read more

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Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Not ideal: Doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are in the same class of drug, known as Alpha blockers. They would not usually be prescribed together, because this could increase the risk of low blood pressure and symptoms such as dizziness. Finasteride is in a different class of drug (which affects testosterone metabolism) and can be taken together with either doxazosin or tamsulosin. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if aldactone (spironolactone) is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine?

Does anyone know if aldactone (spironolactone) is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine?

No, especially...: ...If you're a man. It's a mild anti-androgen, but not nearly as effective as finasteride. (rogaine (minoxidil) works by a completely different mechanism.) besides, it can cause side effects such as impotence, breast enlargement and decreased sex drive when taken by men. It is sometimes used for hair loss in women, but it's an off-label use, and requires monitoring. ...Read more

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If proscar (finasteride) enlarges mammary glands can you take gynexin which is suppose to reduces mammary glands?

If proscar (finasteride) enlarges mammary glands can you take gynexin which is suppose to reduces mammary glands?

Probably not: Gynexin is a mixture of herbal compounds which have not been properly researched. You could try it, but I feel you would be wasting your money. I also contains caffeine, so it could have other unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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How effective is harifin 5 (proscar) for hair loss?

Is effective: A lower dose of Finasteride is available as Propecia (finasteride) which is also effective. ...Read more

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Where can I get propecia (finasteride) or proscar?

From licensed doctor: Go for a preliminary evaluation to suspect if you have androgenic hair loss. Then s/he may prescribe it (1 mg of finasteride) as instructed and see. Its intended effect may appear in 3 or more months after its use. More? Ask doctor or contact me timely if you wish. ...Read more

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Is there a doctor who could tell me if its safe to take proscar, doazosis and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Is there a doctor who could tell me if its safe to take proscar, doazosis and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Not ideal: Doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are in the same class of drug, known as Alpha blockers. They would not usually be prescribed together, because this could increase the risk of low blood pressure and symptoms such as dizziness. Finasteride is in a different class of drug (which affects testosterone metabolism) and can be taken together with either doxazosin or tamsulosin. ...Read more

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I have low t and took proscar (finasteride) for 6 years I stopped proscar (finasteride), if I raise my t would my gynecomastia reside?

I have low t and took proscar (finasteride) for 6 years I stopped proscar (finasteride), if I raise my t would my gynecomastia reside?

Testosterone: If you are on testosterone, your doctor should periodically check your estradiol level, and if you are converting testosterone to estradiol, your doctor can prescribe an aromatase inhibitor to stop that conversion. ...Read more

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Is it true that proscar and avodart (dutasteride) may prevent some prostate cancers but can actually cause aggressive prostate cancers?

Is it true that proscar and avodart (dutasteride) may prevent some prostate cancers but can actually cause aggressive prostate cancers?

Uncertain: There is some data suggesting that the cancers in patients on these drugs were higher grade. However, since the rates of adverse outcomes were not significantly higher in those patients, it raises the possibility that these results might be skewed. One possibility is that reduction in the size of the prostate makes it easier to find these cancers even though they may not be caused by the treatment. ...Read more

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My doctor made me stop proscar (finasteride) and start doxazosin. I heard you should use proscar (finasteride) with doxazosin is this fact?

See below: Not "should", but definately "can". There is good data that suggest using an Alpha blocker medicine (such as doxazosin) and a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (such as finasteride) together to treat enlarged prostate works better than either drug used alone. This is especially true in men with larger prostates (>40 grams). ...Read more

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Urologist wants me to try Proscar (finasteride) for BPH (30 to 40 gm size). Debatable help at this size. Reading about Post-Finasteride Syndrome. Concerned.

Symptoms: Would recommend trying it. If it does not help with your symptoms you will have an extra reason not to take. If it does work discuss with your urologist at followup visit about post-finasteride syndrome. ...Read more

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Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help.
In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and proscar while using nexplanon make the spotting worse or alter menstrual patterns?

Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and proscar while using nexplanon make the spotting worse or alter menstrual patterns?

Not sure: Not sure of the effects of Proscar in women. I haven't seen it used. Assume for hair loss? The wellbutrin (bupropion) will have no effect. ...Read more

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Do rogaine (minoxidil) could cause low libido as proscar do. I want to use rogaine (minoxidil) for hairloss but heard from users it can cause ed. So im afraid to use it?

Do rogaine (minoxidil) could cause low libido as proscar do. I want to use rogaine (minoxidil) for hairloss but heard from users it can cause ed. So im afraid to use it?

Here are some. ..: Some 1.5% of Rogaine (minoxidil) male users reported erectile dysfunction. Of course, who will have certain side effect is unpredictable; such has applied to the use of all medications. Generally speaking, before legally popularly used, all drugs in use has been studied and confirmed to be reasonable, except some non-regulated pills online. So, you have to decide what you would like to cope... ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm experiencing a hair fall and thinning and I went to a doctor. She prescribed to me proscar (finasteride)?

What do you advise if I'm experiencing a hair fall and thinning and I went to a doctor. She prescribed to me proscar (finasteride)?

Helpful in Men: Proscar has been tested in men and may help variable. Articles distinctly state that 1 mg finasteride
is of no use in women. The latter require at least 2.5 mg finasteride for many women. ...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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Proscar (Definition)

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