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Finasteride side effects include what?

Finasteride side effects include what?

Sexual side effects: The most commonj side effects of Finasteride include sexual dysfunction and decreased libido. It can also cause some enlargement of breast tissue over time. ...Read more

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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 propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help.
In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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Does proscar (finasteride) cause moobs if so if you stop taking it will the moobs go away?

Does proscar (finasteride) cause moobs if so if you stop taking it will the moobs go away?

Maybe: It is a possible side effect, especially if the guy is obese as he has higher estrogen levels to begin with. Once moobs form, they're tough to get rid of. ...Read more

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My doctor made me stop proscar (finasteride) and start doxazosin. I heard you should use proscar (finasteride) with doxazosin is this fact?

My doctor made me stop proscar (finasteride) and start doxazosin. I heard you should use proscar (finasteride) with doxazosin is this fact?

See below: Not "should", but definately "can". There is good data that suggest using an Alpha blocker medicine (such as doxazosin) and a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (such as finasteride) together to treat enlarged prostate works better than either drug used alone. This is especially true in men with larger prostates (>40 grams). ...Read more

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Where can I get propecia (finasteride) or proscar?

From licensed doctor: Go for a preliminary evaluation to suspect if you have androgenic hair loss. Then s/he may prescribe it (1 mg of finasteride) as instructed and see. Its intended effect may appear in 3 or more months after its use. More? Ask doctor or contact me timely if you wish. ...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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Please describe the medication: proscar (finasteride)?

Please describe the medication: proscar (finasteride)?

Prostate Medication: Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or bph) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, cardura®) to treat bph. This medicine is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of proscar (finasteride)?

Here are some...: As a drug to deplete dihyrotestosterone - active form of testosterone, it may induce loss of sex desire, erectile dysfunction, poor ejaculation, being hard to reach orgasm, etc. Although it helps improve androgenic hair loss to some men at low dose and shrink the prostate at a dose of 5 mg by mouth daily for improving urine flow. More? Ask your doc or contact me. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking proscar (finasteride)?

Variable: Definite decrease in semen volume; occasional erectile dysfunction; lowering of psa which needs to be factored in; hair growth on head. ...Read more

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Is proscar (finasteride) actually good for scars?

Maybe: I am not familiar with proscar, (finasteride) but the only thing I know of that will help scar appearance is topical silicone. In the past we have used silicone sheets to put on scars, but now there are many different types of silicone preparations out there in the drug stores. I recommend scar guard. You paint it on twice a day. ...Read more

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I been taking 2mgs of estrogen and 2.5 proscar (finasteride) for 5 years. Two weeks ago I quit cold turkey and now suffering. Should go back on then off slowly?

Probably, but: You are the only person who can determine whether hormone replacement therapy is for you. Many women never are able to discontinue hormone replacement without getting uncomfortable hot flushes and night sweats, even is they try to "wean" off slowly. ...Read more

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Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Not ideal: Doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are in the same class of drug, known as Alpha blockers. They would not usually be prescribed together, because this could increase the risk of low blood pressure and symptoms such as dizziness. Finasteride is in a different class of drug (which affects testosterone metabolism) and can be taken together with either doxazosin or tamsulosin. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if aldactone (spironolactone) is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine?

Does anyone know if aldactone (spironolactone) is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine?

No, especially...: ...If you're a man. It's a mild anti-androgen, but not nearly as effective as finasteride. (rogaine (minoxidil) works by a completely different mechanism.) besides, it can cause side effects such as impotence, breast enlargement and decreased sex drive when taken by men. It is sometimes used for hair loss in women, but it's an off-label use, and requires monitoring. ...Read more

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Is there a doctor who could tell me if its safe to take proscar, doazosis and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Is there a doctor who could tell me if its safe to take proscar, doazosis and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Not ideal: Doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are in the same class of drug, known as Alpha blockers. They would not usually be prescribed together, because this could increase the risk of low blood pressure and symptoms such as dizziness. Finasteride is in a different class of drug (which affects testosterone metabolism) and can be taken together with either doxazosin or tamsulosin. ...Read more

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If proscar (finasteride) enlarges mammary glands can you take gynexin which is suppose to reduces mammary glands?

Probably not: Gynexin is a mixture of herbal compounds which have not been properly researched. You could try it, but I feel you would be wasting your money. I also contains caffeine, so it could have other unwanted side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Proscar (Definition)

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