Is propecia (finasteride) the best cure for hair loss. How high is the danger of prostate cancer and loss of libido. What dosage woulk you recommend?

Propecia (finasteride) Propecia (finasteride) is written as 1mg per day. I have written over 100 prescriptions and have not seen any prostrate cancer or loss of libido even though these are supposedly rare side effects.

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Hello, I have been using Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for my hair loss. Does it have any side effect on infertility and prostate on a long run? Has it been proved?

Proved. You can save money by getting prescription finasteride 5mg (duterasteride may be even better) and cutting it into 4 parts, take 1 part a day. This is dramatically cheaper. By taking this, you will lose less hair with aging. You will suffer less enlargement and less cancer of the prostate. There may be a small risk of higher grade prostate cancer. No effect on fertility. Longer use = more benefit. Read more...

What percent of patients experience hair loss while on a low dose, 10-20 mg of isoretonin every other day. Does propecia (finasteride) help?

Not high but poss. It is not extremely common but does happen in some people. In my opinion, adding another medication to stop side effect of a topical medication is not best idea. Also Propecia (finasteride) works differently and may not be entirely effective if there is topical problem. Talk to prescribing doctor about it further. Read more...

Is prostate cancer a side effect of finasteride or I am misinformed?

Finasteride. Is treatment for certain forms of prostate cancer. Read more...
Likely Not. Likely not. http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/1/3/174 http://www.Theatlantic.Com/health/archive/2012/04/the-20-year-quest-to-prevent-prostate-cancer-leads-to-your-hair-loss-drug/256174/. Read more...
Think of this. Finastereide did not cause prostate cancer , but some data has stated that if you were taking it, the cancer could be in more agressive form when it develops. Read more...

I've read here on this website. If someone takes finasteride so he may have a prostate cancer & I do have been suffering from urination problem & taki?

Doubt prostate cance. You are not old enough to be at serious risk of prostate cancer. But you also are pretty young to need finasteride. Was it prescribed to you after an examination? if not, it is best to see a urologist to find out what exactly is going on. Can you give any more details of length of symptoms, and what they are and what tests or exam you have had? Read more...
Unclear question. I am not clear what your question is. Finasteride is a drug used to treat Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), as well as male pattern hair loss. One of the potential risks of Finasteride is that it can mask an elevated PSA level, a marker for prostate cancer. However FInasteride does not cause prostate cancer. BPH often causes urinary frequency, hesitancy, and nocturia. Read more...

I am experiencing hair loss. How can I tell if it's stress related or pattern baldness? Can I get a prescription for generic Propecia here?

Hair loss. . Generally, male pattern baldness tends to be in a predictable pattern, such as the receding hairline or the clearing atop the head. Stress related hair loss is patchy and scattered in small circular areas. As well, early male pattern baldness tends to run in the men of the family. And hair lost during times of stress generally will come back. . Read more...