Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
191 Doctors are Online

Suffering from hair loss. Prescribed finasteride. How much water I should drink?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Dermatologist
Practicing since : 2010
Answered : 5909 Questions
Question
Dear sir,
This is XXXXXXX 26 year old men, i'm loosing hair sir, i have some small patches on my scalp so i went to near by doctor(dermatologist) he has suggested me finasteride 1mg capsule for daily dosage, i'm getting lot of confusion in consuming tablet can i take the tablet with empty stomach in the morning or after breakfast or after lunch in afternoon. and how much water should i use to swallow it as the tablet looks very small, please help.
Posted Tue, 4 Jun 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 6 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for the query.

Please take the tablet after dinner with one glass of water.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.

Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Suffering from hair loss. Prescribed finasteride. How much water I should drink? 1 hour later
Thank you Sir, how long can i use this medicine and please prefer the food for healthy scalp and hair, i was using minoxidil oil also should i apply this in morning and evening for how long please help
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 12 hours later
Hello XXXXXXX
Sorry for replying late.

You must take this tablet for atleast 6 months.
Yes you can continue using minoxidil.

Iron and Biotin is essential for hair growth, so please take diet XXXXXXX in green leafy vegetable and dry fruits.

This should help you.

Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Suffering from hair loss. Prescribed finasteride. How much water I should drink? 8 hours later
Thank You Sir, Should i continue the tablet through out my life

 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 38 minutes later
Hello XXXXXXX
You dont need to continue the tablets for whole life.
6 months will be good enough.
Minoxidil needs to be continued for whole life.

Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor