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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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Is propecia (finasteride) safe for men?

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)?

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

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Does sunflower seed oil interact with propecia 1mg? Thanks

Propecia: Your pharmacist can be very helpful in this kind of question as he/she has access to thorough information about medications. I don't believe there is any interaction between sunflower seed oil and propecia. ...Read more

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Side effects of propecia (finasteride) - any erectile issues?

Possible: 2% of men taking Propecia (finasteride) experienced sexual side effects. Most returned to normal after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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How common are sexual side effects with propecia (finasteride)?

How common are sexual side effects with propecia (finasteride)?

2 percent: Literatute shows that sexual side effects occur in 2% of men taking propecia (finasteride). Most went away when they stopped taking the medication. ...Read more

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What happens as I transition from propecia to rogaine (minoxidil)?

What happens as I transition from propecia to rogaine (minoxidil)?

May not be dramatic: The transition may not result in dramatic changes in hair growth. However rogaine (minoxidil) may still maintain hair growth already in place. ...Read more

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Should I quit propecia (finasteride) because of the loss of libido?

Should I quit propecia (finasteride) because of the loss of libido?

MAYBE: If the timing seems to coincide then maybe. Check with your physician. Could have to do with testosterone levels as well so check it out. ...Read more

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How can I renew my prescription for propecia (finasteride) overseas?

See doctor there, or: Fill your prescription beforehand and take along an amount appropriate for your trip length. If you are planning an extended trip, you should have a doctor there prescribe for you. ...Read more

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Hey, will hydrogenated soybean oil interact with propecia 1mg? Thanks

No interaction: There should be no problem with interaction between hydrogenated soybean oil and propecia (finasteride). The estrogen-like effects of soybean oil do not interfere or affect how propecia works (it blocks a specific form of testosterone, DHT) ...Read more

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What are the risks when taking finasteride (propecia) for a 17 year old?

Breast enlargement: The side effects are the same at any age. It is not recommended for under age 18. Reduction in semen volume, erection and ejaculation problems, and loss of sexual desire may occur. ...Read more

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I am 22 and my hair is already thinning. Will propecia (finasteride) work?

Probably: Propecia (finasteride) is one of two drugs that are approved by the fda for hair loss. It doesn't seem to work on women but most men see an improvement if they take it for at least 6 months. However, about 1/3 of people don't see much improvement. It also works in people who have thinning hair, not those who have lost their hair for years. ...Read more

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When will your hair stop falling out after starting propecia (finasteride)?

It won't: Unfortunately, Propecia (finasteride) won't completely stop hair from falling out, nor will it lead to full restoration of hair back to your "baseline". It can provide partial improvement which won't persist long after med is stopped. ...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. Bernard Seif
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Propecia (Definition)

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