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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Propecia (Overview)

Propecia is an anti-BPH agent which is a kind of urology drug.


Dr. Eric Weisman
221 doctors shared insights

Propecia (Overview)

Propecia is an anti-BPH agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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Could taking propecia (finasteride) make you physically weaker?

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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26 years old I have androgentic alopecia my dermatologist prescribe me minoxidil 5%, propecia, (finasteride) can it stop and regrow my hair? Any side effect of it?

26 years old I have androgentic alopecia my dermatologist prescribe me minoxidil 5%, propecia, (finasteride) can it stop and regrow my hair? Any side effect of it?

Pattern hair loss: Both Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) are very helpful in keeping the hair you still have. In 30-35% of men, there is significant hair regrowth. Most men get some regrowth. Side effects of Minoxidil are mostly local, such as irritation of scalp. Propecia (finasteride) blocks 5 Alpha reductase, enzyme that converts testosterone to dht. It may potentially but uncommonly have systemic side effects. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it not good for me to use propecia (finasteride)?

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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How effective is propecia (finasteride) ?

Results Vary: Propecia (finasteride) can be effective in male pattern baldness, but works much better if started early in the balding process. However, not all patients respond. This drug can cause birth defects and women of child bearing age should not even handle Propecia (finasteride) tablets. Also, if treatment is stopped, any re-grown hair will fall out. Many insurance companies do not cover Propecia (finasteride) prescriptions. ...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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Can you tell me is it safe to use propecia (finasteride)?

Mostly NO: It is safe in the sense it does help in varying extents hair loss in men. The side effects on sexual decreased function, ? fertility, gynecomastia are not pleasant/ ...Read more

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Does propecia (finasteride) cause/contribute depession/suicidal thoughts? I read it might/ listed as side effect. Want to take it but suffer from depression already

Does propecia (finasteride) cause/contribute depession/suicidal thoughts? I read it might/ listed as side effect. Want to take it but suffer from depression already

Propecia (finasteride): In december 2010, merck, the company that makes propecia, (finasteride) has added depression as a side-effect. Consult your doctor about taking the pill form versus the topical. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the side effects of propecia (finasteride)?

May decr libido etc: Since it blocks testosterone to some extent to the most powerful male hormone DHT, testosterone gets shifted to the estrogens. Thus it may cause reduced potency, ? fertility problem, and breast enlargement. Be careful. ...Read more

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How long will the side effects of propecia (finasteride) last?

Propecia (finasteride): Sexual side effects may persist for months after discontinuing the propecia (finasteride). Consult your doctor. ...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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How much does propecia (finasteride) cost?

Propecia cost: If you obtain this under your insurance, it will cost your co-pay. From http://www.goodrx.com/Propecia, 30 1 mg tabs costs $118.99. However, costs from different pharmacies may vary widely. ...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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Could propecia (finasteride) really help?

Have you been: Evaluated to determine the reason for your hair loss? There are many reasons for loss of hair. If the reason for your hair loss is determined then it can be directly addressed. Propecia (finasteride) can be effective. ...Read more

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How effective is propecia (finasteride) ?

Results Vary: Propecia (finasteride) can be effective in male pattern baldness, but works much better if started early in the balding process. However, not all patients respond. This drug can cause birth defects and women of child bearing age should not even handle Propecia (finasteride) tablets. Also, if treatment is stopped, any re-grown hair will fall out. Many insurance companies do not cover Propecia (finasteride) prescriptions. ...Read more

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How much does propecia (finasteride) cost?

Propecia cost: If you obtain this under your insurance, it will cost your co-pay. From http://www.goodrx.com/Propecia, 30 1 mg tabs costs $118.99. However, costs from different pharmacies may vary widely. ...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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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

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