is finasteride a safe medication to take for hairloss
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Yes, finasteride is a very safe and FDA approved medication for androgenetic alopecia in males. It is usually prescribed along with topical minoxidil in a dose of 1mg, once daily. However, a few individuals (1-2%) may experience sexual side effects like decreased sexual drive/ libido but these side effects are usually transient and resolve despite continued treatment with oral finasteride.
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