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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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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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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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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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Propecia (Definition)

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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Proscar (Definition)

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