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Does Propecia (finasteride) for hair loss have to be taken for life? Is it prescription only?

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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Risk prostate cancer

Propecia (finasteride) is a medication with serious side effects that include increased PSA and risk of prostate cancer among other things.
It is important to be under a doctor's supervision with attention to all the side effects from taking this powerful medication. One really needs to look at the perceived value gained from the hairline changes versus the risk of the medication, especially over a long time.

In brief: Risk prostate cancer

Propecia (finasteride) is a medication with serious side effects that include increased PSA and risk of prostate cancer among other things.
It is important to be under a doctor's supervision with attention to all the side effects from taking this powerful medication. One really needs to look at the perceived value gained from the hairline changes versus the risk of the medication, especially over a long time.
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