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Stopped taking propecia (finasteride) 6 months ago, and lost some hair since. If I start on it again can that hair regrow? Does propecia (finasteride) regrow hair?

Stopped taking propecia (finasteride) 6 months ago, and lost some hair since. If I start on it again can that hair regrow? Does propecia (finasteride) regrow hair?

Maybe: Propecia (finasteride) can grow hair under certain circumstances but there are many downsides.

Suffering with malignant melanoma and hodgkins lymphoma, I would not advise the taking of any unneeded toxins in the body and Propecia (finasteride) is one of those.

Also the chemotherapy causes hair loss that Propecia (finasteride) can not reverse. ...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


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How effective is propecia (finasteride) for hair loss in young men?

How effective is propecia (finasteride) for hair loss in young men?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is effective at preventing hair loss, however it has been implicated in causing erectile dysfunction as a side effect. I suggest that you discuss these issues with your physician before beginning the medication and learn about all the medication's risks and benefits. As an alternative hair transplant is a safe long term solution to male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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How commonly reported the sexual side effects of taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss.?

How commonly reported the sexual side effects of taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss.?

Fairly uncommon.: Below is a table showing the proportion of men experiencing sexual side effects compared to placebo. In a 12-month clinical trial, 1.2% of patients taking Propecia (finasteride) (n=945) stopped due to adverse sexual side effects. This is compared to 0.9% of sexual side effects experienced on placebo. For more information, visit the fda: ...Read more

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Is Propecia/finasteride for hair loss safe for a 28 year old to take? Are side effects very common? Is it safe to take for years in the long term?

Is Propecia/finasteride for hair loss safe for a 28 year old to take? Are side effects very common? Is it safe to take for years in the long term?

Here are some...: Known & obvious to most, no drug comes with 100% in its effectiveness & safety, and no doctor can predict what side effects may happen an individual. So, one has to clearly understand what is the goals & expectation of taking a drug, and to embrace the outcome of taking it with caution in collaboration with doc. This is life reality. Hence, the answer to your Q is yes to possible side effect &... ...Read more

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Whom should I consult for using minoxidil and propecia (finasteride) for hair loss?

Whom should I consult for using minoxidil and propecia (finasteride) for hair loss?

Dermatologist: Dermatology would be my first recommendation, but your family doctor may be able to help. ...Read more

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Does Propecia (finasteride) for hair loss have to be taken for life? Is it prescription only?

Risk prostate cancer: Propecia (finasteride) is a medication with serious side effects that include increased PSA and risk of prostate cancer among other things. It is important to be under a doctor's supervision with attention to all the side effects from taking this powerful medication. One really needs to look at the perceived value gained from the hairline changes versus the risk of the medication, especially over a long time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Propecia (finasteride) for hair loss and a Nitric Oxide workout supplement for lifting weights? I wasn't sure if it would cause an interaction

Is it safe to take Propecia (finasteride) for hair loss and a Nitric Oxide workout supplement for lifting weights? I wasn't sure if it would cause an interaction

Propecia (finasteride) and Nitric: Workout for lifting weights is a good thing but that should not stop you from seeing your doctor about Propecia (finasteride) and Nitric Oxide.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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If I am taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss, is it good or bad to take pregnenolone at the same time? Had brain fog while taking propecia (finasteride)...Not anymore

If I am taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss, is it good or bad to take pregnenolone at the same time? Had brain fog while taking propecia (finasteride)...Not anymore

Do not take it: Why would you even want to take pregnenolone? There are little studies in humans and because it is a precursor to steroids, it carries a fair amount of risk. ...Read more

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Where I'm taking Propecia (finasteride) for hair loss would I still be able to build muscle lifting since Propecia (finasteride) lowers dht and testosterone?

Where I'm taking Propecia (finasteride) for hair loss would I still be able to build muscle lifting since Propecia (finasteride) lowers dht and testosterone?

Propecia (finasteride): Hi RHyde, There have not been any significant studies that I have read that show any correlation between propecia (finasteride) and decreased ability to build muscle.

It is possible that other side effects may interfere with your muscle building activities. These include, but are not limited to, dizziness, drowsiness, and swelling. ...Read more

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Minoxidil or propecia (finasteride) for curing hair loss?

Minoxidil or propecia (finasteride) for curing hair loss?

Rogaine/Propecia: Both together are more effective than one alone. ...Read more

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How well does propecia (finasteride) for treating hair loss work?

How well does propecia (finasteride) for treating hair loss work?

Propecia/Finasteride: Propecia (finasteride) is a daily medication that is proven to slow, stop & often reverse male pattern hair loss by preventing the formation of DHT / dihydrotestosterone--the primary trigger for male hair loss. 90% of men get results from the treatment. Sexual side effects are rare ( ...Read more

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Can finasteride/propecia potentially REVERSE hair loss/mpb or only SLOW it?

Can finasteride/propecia potentially REVERSE hair loss/mpb or only SLOW it?

DHT: DHT is a toxin to the hair follicle so blocking dihydrotestosterone (DHT) actually helps the hair follicles become more healthy and can actually increase hair growth. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sperm count to come back to normal after discontinuing propecia (finasteride) 1 mg for hair loss?

How long does it take for sperm count to come back to normal after discontinuing propecia (finasteride) 1 mg for hair loss?

Never decreased.: Finasteride will not decrease your sperm count at 1mg-per-day dosage; at least I've never seen it happen. So if your sperm count is down, you'll need to be worked up to find out what is causing it, because it's highly unlikely to be due to low-dose finasteride. ...Read more

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While on propecia (finasteride) is it ok to take optimum nutrition 100% whey protein powder without interacting with the propecia (finasteride) or causing more hair loss? Thanks.

While on propecia (finasteride) is it ok to take optimum nutrition 100% whey protein powder without interacting with the propecia (finasteride) or causing more hair loss? Thanks.

Proprecia: In all cases you should not take anything until you have the OK from your doctor. I would appreciate having you drop a note about your doctor's answer. ...Read more

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I'm taking propecia (finasteride) and but my hair is still very weak and hair loss but when I take multivitamin my hair get thick slowly which vitamin dificiency??

Biotin: I think I understand now what you're asking. There's not a lot of hard science here, but anecdotally, biotin enhances recovery of hair, more in patients with telogen effluvium than in male pattern baldness. If it works for you, great. But don't overdo taking biotin -- too much can make you quite sick. Can any other physicians here weigh in? ...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

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Does your hair stop falling out after the first couple days of taking propecia (finasteride)?

No not so fast: You will not see effect of Propecia (finasteride) 2 days after taking the drug.
It may take few months to see har growth, even though it starts inhibiting 5 reductase which inhibit the formation of Dht which is responsible for hair loss. ...Read more

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