Propecia (finasteride) not working and I am still losing hair. What can I try next?

Depends on cause. For most common kind, androgenetic alopecia, can try over the counter product called rogaine, (minoxidil) if Propecia didn't help. Neither are likely to result in full restoration of hair. There are cosmetic procedures (ex. Hair transplant) that you could talk with a dermatologist about. Wigs & hats are an option. At this point you prob should see your doc for eval & discussion. Good luck.
Hair transplant. The best treatment for hair loss in men and women is transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back regions of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplantation can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplantation is completed most naturally as single hairs.

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I'm taking 1mg propecia for hair loss. My question is will I still be able to build muscle in the gym?

Yes. In researching for your answer I discovered that athletes in the past took finasteride to hide the fact that they were on steroids. So I deducted that they must be able to still build muscle. But after reading about the other more disconcerting side effects of propecia, are you sure you are only worried about building muscle? If I were a man, I would be more concerned about the other stuff!;-0. Read more...

Where I'm taking Propecia (finasteride) for hair loss would I still be able to build muscle lifting since Propecia (finasteride) lowers dht and testosterone?

Propecia (finasteride) Hi RHyde, There have not been any significant studies that I have read that show any correlation between propecia (finasteride) and decreased ability to build muscle. It is possible that other side effects may interfere with your muscle building activities. These include, but are not limited to, dizziness, drowsiness, and swelling. Read more...
It does not. "Propecia" blocks conversion of testosterone (your muscle-builder) to a related molecule that's more involved with hair loss. I'm glad you're lifting. Building lean muscle will go a lot farther in making you look good than where you do and do not have hair. Photo Guy doesn't care; it's masculine. And it'll actually keep you healthy. Best wishes. Read more...

I'm taking propecia (finasteride) and but my hair is still very weak and hair loss but when I take multivitamin my hair get thick slowly which vitamin dificiency??

Biotin. I think I understand now what you're asking. There's not a lot of hard science here, but anecdotally, biotin enhances recovery of hair, more in patients with telogen effluvium than in male pattern baldness. If it works for you, great. But don't overdo taking biotin -- too much can make you quite sick. Can any other physicians here weigh in? Read more...