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Propecia Finasteride 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?
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
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
No data: I can find no data on that interaction ...Read more
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
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
No: Nipple tenderness can occur but gynecoomastia rarely. ...Read more
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
I took propecia (finasteride) for hair loss for around 6 months in 2004-2005. How do I reverse ED side effects? What kind of specialist should I visit?
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
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
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?
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
Rogaine/Propecia: Both together are more effective than one alone. ...Read more
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
I have been advised to take propecia (finasteride) orally for hair thcikening and reducing hair loss. What are its side effects and its dosage?
Can the ingredient urea in a facial scrub interact with the drug propecia (finasteride) used for hair loss? I read to ask about interaction when using urea? Thanks
If you ingest it: Not if you put it on your skin!! ...Read more
How long does it take for sperm count to come back to normal after discontinuing propecia (finasteride) 1 mg for hair loss?
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
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
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