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Hair loss in frontal side had fungal infection. Applied ketaconazole. Does Finax tab cause any side effect?

hey ,i am xxx from bhubaneshwar developed a diffused pattern hair loss on the frontal side of the scalp and the hairline receeded a little , i used to have a lot of hair ,i noticed this hair loss ,not more than 2 months ago ,when i developed a fungal infection on scalp ,and may have lost a little amount of hair ,i applied ketaconazole and it stopped after 1 month ,but almost 2 months i noticed my diffused pattern hair loss,my doctor advised me to take finax 1 mg tablets ,one before bedtime ,when i shampoo ,though i loose 20 hairs ,i noticed some are quite healthy ,whereas some are thin ,and some are very thin and miniatured ,i havent taken finax ,because of its side effects ,do taking finax commonly cause any side effects ,please advice me ,i am very worried..
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Oral finasteride when used continually can cause sexual problems so if you ever encounter these problems you should stop the drug immediately and the side-effects are reversed with stoppage of the drug. If you have real concerns about using the drug, do not use it. Whatever form of lotion you apply or take orally, it is difficult to get back your original hairs if the loss is due to androgenetic alopecia because in the early stages of that disorder the hairs are a mixture of thick and thin as you have described. If the hair regrows back it is okay to continue with what has been advised but if the baldness persists then the definitive therapy would be hair transplantation.
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