Is propecia (finasteride) more effective or minoxidil? In other terms, which of the two is more effective in combating against DHT for hair loss?

Propecia (finasteride) Propecia lowers Dht by blocking the conversion of testosterone into Dht in the bloodstream. Minoxidil does not affect Dht levels. It works topically as a vasodilator. For the best results, you should use both of them together, but if you had to pick one, i would go with propecia. There is a much more powerful Dht blocking medication called avodart, (dutasteride) but it's use for hair loss is off-label.

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Can I use propecia and topical rogaine (minoxidil) together to stop hair loss?

Yes. Yes, you can use both products together to slow down the process of hairloss. Read more...
Yes. The work differently. Propecia acts to diminish the affects of testosterone on the scalp. Rogaine (minoxidil) works to increase the effectively blood flow to the hair follicles. Read more...

I had hair loss from taking the supplement creatine since it raises dht. I'm on Propecia (finasteride) now so would it be safe on hair to take creatine again?

Wouldn't risk it. Supplemental creatine is generally marketed as a way to increase length of workouts & thereby cause faster muscle build-up. However, there is no proof that it works & in your case seems to have instigated a medical problem (alopecia). It stands to reason that you risk more hair loss if you restart. Propecia, (finasteride) to my knowledge, doesn't interfere with creatine, so there's still potential for hair loss. Read more...

I had hair loss from taking the supplement creatine since it raises dht. I'm on Propecia (finasteride) now so would it be safe on hair to take creatine again?

Sure. That stuff about creatine promoting baldness is fantasy fiction. And you'll look better with muscle in any case. Nothing looks better than a trim, bulked, balding man with some well-groomed facial hair. Best wishes. Read more...

I'm 30 years old and I suffer from hair loss, would taking a supplement that increases testosterone naturally cause more DHT? I also take Propecia.

Big problems. You report several concerns! You must discuss the information you presented to your Primary doctor. The doctor will help you feel much better when everything is under control! Read more...