Top 20 Doctor insights on: Topical finasteride
Is it advisable to take both oral and topical finasteride at the same time? Will it have any additional benefits over just its oral administration?
I'm using topical finasteride 0.1% solution for more than 1 yr. Wil it cause impotent for using another 1 yr nd how long can I take it with minimal se?
See answer: Topical Finasteride 0.1% is approximately equal to 1mg Finasteride orally which is the dose of propecia (finasteride). In 3 controlled clinical trials for Propecia (finasteride) of 12-month duration involving 945 patients, 1.8% reported decreased libido and 1.2-1.3% reported ed or reduction in ejaculation volume. These numbers were only slightly greater than placebo. These numbers likely do not change much with long-term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is topical finasteride more potent at attacking 5ar II in the hair follicle than systemic fin, which would have a proportionately reduced effect here?
Unclear.: The pharmacokinetics of Finasteride do vary according to route of administration, but its unclear which is superior. An open label, randomized comparative trial in 2004 showed that both routes of treatment were effective, with a slight advantage observed in the oral Finasteride group over the topical group that was statistically significant. ...Read more
Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean, can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness
I have heard topical menthol can interact with finasteride. Question is can taking finasteride and using a face wash with menthol cause interaction?
Not good: It seems as though menthol topical may interfere with fenestride function. The reports are not easy to interpret. At this point, I see no good reason to combine the two. Particularly if you need the fenestride ...Read more
I am taking 1 mg finasteride daily for my hair loss. Would adding 0.1% fin topical with minoxidil have any improved effect?
Yes: The 2 drugs work in different ways. You may get benefit from both medications. ...Read more
Propecia (finasteride) safe drug: Propecia (finasteride) is approved by the fda for male pattern hairless treatment and is generally considered a safe drug. Like any drug, it does have side effects. The most common reported side effects of Finasteride are loss of sex drive and the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. The incidence of these problems however is very small. For men taking Finasteride for five years, the difference between. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Propecia (finasteride) can be effective in male pattern baldness, but works much better if started early in the balding process. However, not all patients respond. This drug can cause birth defects and women of child bearing age should not even handle Propecia (finasteride) tablets.
Also, if treatment is stopped, any re-grown hair will fall out. Many insurance companies do not cover Propecia (finasteride) prescriptions. ...Read more
Finasteride: 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 male pattern baldness (mpb). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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