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Doctor insights on: Propecia Vs Rogaine Foam

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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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Is grocapix gel effective like minoxidil 10% For hair loss treatment? M using grocapix gel.!

Grocapix not same: Grocapix contains red clover extract that is said to be a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, suppressing dihydrotestosterone thereby reducing effects of this hormone on hair growth.This is the way the prescription med finasteride (Propecia) works. Minoxidil works differently, by improving blood supply to the hair follicles.Tough to say which, if either, will work better for any individual. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) foam work on a beard?

Hard to say: We know it works well for the scalp, but for other areas its not proven. However, rogaine (minoxidil) is no longer expensive, and if you have thin areas in your beard, or areas where your beard has lost hair, i would definitely try rogaine (minoxidil), twice daily for 6 months. ...Read more

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Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean ,can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean ,can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Certainly can: Finasteride can be very effective in arresting male pattern baldness. Has been approved by FDA since 1997 by FDA. ! of only 2 proven effective medications to prevent hair loss. Anything else is "snake oil", not effective & does not work. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) foam as effective as liquid?

Is rogaine (minoxidil) foam as effective as liquid?

Yes: There have been reports that the foam is more effective than the liquid, perhaps because there is more control over application directly to the scalp rather than the hair. ...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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Does rogaine (minoxidil) for beard work?

It May: Rogaine (minoxidil) is approved for application on the scalp to grow hair as an over the counter product. Trying it in other areas may work, but more likely you would benefit from a medical evaluation and other therapies (some people do hair transplant to missing beard hair areas!). ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) effective?

Usually: Rogaine (minoxidil) or topical Minoxidil is a scientifically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss. It is effective in slowing down or halting the hair loss in most patients with androgeneic or hereditary hair loss. That is it's main benefit. In a small percentage of users of rogaine (minoxidil) there is an appreciable amount of regrowth of hair usually in the first year of use. ...Read more

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Does using hair spray or hair gel cause male pattern baldness?

No: Male pattern baldness is typically genetic. Though certain environmental effects likely contribute to the rate of hair loss, I don't know of any evidence suggesting hair styling products contribute to this. Products such as Minoxidil can slow hair loss in those with male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Which one are best over male pattern baldness ...grocapix gel or minoxidil 10% ?

Which one are best over male pattern baldness ...grocapix gel or minoxidil 10% ?

Minoxidil: Minoxidil has been shown to help back of the head balding but not frontal balding ( I know personally). I would see your doctor if this is what you are suffering from ...Read more

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Is minoxidil effective for male pattern baldness?

Is minoxidil  effective for male pattern baldness?

Yes: Clinical trials have demonstrated clinical benefits using topical Minoxidil for vertex male pattern alopecia. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Minoxidil (Definition)

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Propecia (Definition)

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