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Dr. Ana Adelstein
215 doctors shared insights

Propecia (Overview)

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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
215 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?

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)?

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

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