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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 it advisable to take both oral and topical finasteride at the same time? Will it have any additional benefits over just its oral administration?

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?

Finasteride: Good question. Not sure if there are additive benefits, but at 1mg dosage of Propecia (finasteride) it is unlikely that adding topical to your hair/head would cause any problems. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is topical finasteride more potent at attacking 5ar II in the hair follicle than systemic fin, which would have a proportionately reduced effect here?

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

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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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Can finasteride or dudasteride scalp lotion (not a pill, only topical form) cause sexual side efect? İf so, is that high or low risk?

Low likelihood: It's possible, but probability is much lower as compared to pill forms as they are topical formulations and tend be absorbed under 5% within the deep vascular system. So it would be low risk ...Read more

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I have heard topical menthol can interact with finasteride. Question is can taking finasteride and using a face wash with menthol cause interaction?

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

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Is post finasteride syndrome real?

Probably is: Syndrome is in fact combination of psychologic symptoms such as depression ; loss of libido ; sexual prowess. Suggest u contact the post-fiesteride syndrome foundation, www. Pfsfoundation. Org or 856-425-6046. ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) safe for men?

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 more

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Could propecia (finasteride) really help?

Have you been: Evaluated to determine the reason for your hair loss? There are many reasons for loss of hair. If the reason for your hair loss is determined then it can be directly addressed. Propecia (finasteride) can be effective. ...Read more

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How effective is propecia (finasteride)?

Results Vary: 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

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How much does propecia (finasteride) cost?

Propecia cost: If you obtain this under your insurance, it will cost your co-pay. From http://www. Goodrx. Com/Propecia, 30 1 mg tabs costs $118.99. However, costs from different pharmacies may vary widely. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: finasteride?

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 more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Propecia (Definition)

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Proscar (Definition)

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