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Is finpecia safe for hair fall problems?

Dear Doctor,
I am 25years old male.I have hairfall problem since last few years and I have consulted a dermotologist for the same. He prescribed me with finepecia(propecia) 1mg daily and Minoxidil 5% topical solution twice daily. But, I heard that propecia has lot of side effects including sexual disorder. Please suggest me whether It's safe to continue with the prescription. I am really confused
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suresh
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
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Hi,

I can understand your concern for side effect of finesteride related to sexual performance. Finesteride is wonderful drug for male pattern baldness. Any medicine is likely to have one or more side effects. So, take it easy. I use finesteride in many patients from many years. Not a single patient has complained until now any side effect of finesteride.
So, do not be confused. Take it without fear for few years or till the good result.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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