Finasteride

What is Finasteride?

Finasteride is a antagonist of alpha 2 receptors of testosterone which is mainly used in male pattern baldness in the dose of 1 mg per day.It can also be used to treat enlargement of the prostate.

Questions and answers on "Finasteride"

Sir i was using finasteride 1mg from last seven months to control hair loss, recovered reasonable hair and stopped further hair fall, But i'm facing sex related problems no desire towards sex, i cannot erect penis properly most of the time even premature ejaculation, please help me regarding this issue

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Reversible usually---

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to the forum,


Finasteride acts by preventing conversion of testosterone to its active form - dihydro-testosterone.
So, due to lack of active form of the hormone, you are experiencing the side effects.
If you are sexually active right...

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what are the overall dangers of taking finasteride 1mg per day for male pattern baldness

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Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Finastride 1mg taken once daily for three months is a best remedy male pattern of baldness.

This acts by reducing the testosterone levels in the hair follicle which is the prime reason for the hair loss.Also the medications reduces the testosterone levels in the blood...

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Hi. From past 6 months i am using finasteride and minoxidil solution. I stopped using them. Then suddenly I noticed there was a drastic hair fall occurring. Should start using the medicine back. Coz I am afraid of using finasteride as I ve read they ve side effects. Shuld I start using minoxidil solution only or both together .

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is understandable to be concerned the side effects of any medication.
These effects may or may not occur.

If you do not wish to use the finasteride at this time then you can consider using only the minoxidil for now.
This can be used on its own to help...

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I'm a 25-year-old male. I am/was losing 100+ hairs a day in the shower, plus more I'm sure that I'm not aware. I went to a dermatologist and was diagnosed with androgenic alopecia 35 days ago. I was prescribed Propecia (finasteride) at 1mg a day. For the past 35 days, I have been faithfully taking 1mg. However, I'm not really seeing a a difference in the amount of hair I see go into the drain in the shower, the remaining hair on my brush, etc. My dermatologist said it would like be two or three months before I might see results. I'm wondering what he meant by results.

According to what the doctor said, there seems to be a lag time. By lag time, I mean a time where hair keeps falling out and new hair is not yet sprouting. Also, I've read on what are probably unreliable internet sources that hair fallout should cease completely after a few weeks. Where can I learn more about this? Should I be having less hair fallout by now? When can I expect complete cessation of hair fallout? Does Finasteride take “less-good” hair from the Anagen phase to the Catagen phase (where it falls out)? Also, does Finasteride speed up hair through the Telogen phase, so it takes less than three months for new hair to sprout? Also, when hair does eventually reach the Anagen phase again, how long until one can physically see it? Is the new hair like beard stubble, where after two/three days, one can see definitely see it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Be very patient, 4 months

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

Based on my experience it takes 4 months for my patients taking propecia to see significant difference and you have to take the drug indefinitely(for rest of your life). I have seen good results with my...

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how can I reverse leg bloating after having taken finasteride

doctor1 MD

Brief answer...swelling of feet can be a side effect of finasteride
Detailed answer...
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
FINASTERIDE is given to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement.
In some cases,it results in mild swelling of feet called as peripheral oedema.

Since you can not stop...

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I have been using mintop 10 twice a day and finasteride Medicine every night before sleep. I have been taking these for last 2 weeks. The hair fall has sharply increased with the itchiness in the scalp. I am currently continuing with the medicine, however not sure whether I should die to the itchiness and the sharp increase in the hair fall after its usage.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Mintop ( minoxidil ) for hairs growth.
Finasteride is sued for benign prostatic hyperplasia .
The side effects of finasteride are as follow,
beside others, swelling of lips & face,
itching all over body,
rashes.
In your query you stated that you are...

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sir/mam i have been using Finasteride since last 1 year for hair treatment app 1mg per day and I stop taking treatment now since one year passed and am feeling my sperm quantity has been reduced after treatement .I am little worried about side effects. during treatement and future side effects .Please suggest if there are any side effects of Finasteride and any preventive measures ????...

doctor1 MD

Welcome to health care magic.

Your concern about decrease in sperm quantity is a well known side effect of finasteride.Do not worry unless it affects your normal sexual function .
If there is decrease in libido and sexual function ,you will have to stop the medication. Please consult your...

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hello sir, i have a problem about decrease semen volume . i was taking finasteride 1 mg for 3 months. suddenly i notice my semen volume & quality is decreased. then i immidiate stop taking finesteride. kindly suggest me any medicine to recover this problem. thanks & regards
plz ask me more if anything u need to gave me better answer

doctor1 MD

Hi and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your question...

Finasteride can cause a sexual side effects - commonly, decrease in libido (sexual desire) or sometimes, erectile dysfunction. A decrease in semen volume due to Finasteride is relatively uncommon but certain reports show that it...

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Hi,

I am 28, male. Can i take finasteride for hairloss? I had been prescribed with 1mg finasteride for hair loss. I took a 1mg tablet 2 nights ago and went to sleep. When i got up, in less than 9 hours i was shocked to discover that i no longer have any erections or gone completely impotent and lost libido completely. I immediately discontinued the drug. Even though the manual says side effects are temporary and don`t last long, i`m a bit skeptical especially after the experience and reading some posts at WWW.WWWW.WW

It would be great to help me confirm whether i can continue the drug or not to use it any more.

Thanks!.

doctor1 MD

Good evening

From all the information that you have shared I understand your concern. Finasteride 1mg is a minimal dose which can be taken for months together.
Finasteride helps lower your dihydro-testosterone levels which is primarily responsible for male pattern baldness.

Many of the patients...

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Hello Doctor,
I would like to know if there is some really good and safe alternative for Finasteride to control hair loss?
I know of some but not sure if it is really effective. Will applying minoxidil suffice?

Regards,
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Minoxidil should suffice, no alternative to finasteride

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
If your hair loss is not very severe applyling minoxidil should suffice.
You can consider taking tablet androanagen along with it as it doesn't have side effects of...

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Recent questions on  Finasteride

doctor1 MD

Dear Dr,
I am a healthy 30yo male suffering from male pattern baldness. I am considering taking oral finasteride (1mg/day), but am concerned about potential side effects. I have heard bad reports that some side effects, particularly sexual side effects, can happen slowly without you really noticing until its too late. Some also report that these effects do not reverse following ceasation of the drug. However, it seems many people also have success with this treatment. What would your opinion be on this matter? Thanks. Dan.

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i am suffering from hair loss for past 7-8 years. for the last 8 months i started consulting a dermatologists. he prescribed , glacex, vb 7 forte, minoxidil & finasteride & some shampoos. but still my hairs fall regulalry. though new hairs grown in the side lines but in crown area not much improvement. plz suggest.

doctor1 MD

Hi,I am taking treatment for hair loss for the last six months and taking Finasteride Tablets(FINAR),Biona - E,Minoxidial topical solution USP Hairex 10%.I could see some re-growth but could see lot of side effects.(dry skin,abnormal body heat,lot of pimples,paining while going motion.feel Itching on head,abnormal ejaculation and urinal issues.





doctor1 MD

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
Regard's,
suresh

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I am 75 years of age and have recovered from a small cerebellar stroke three years ago.My medication is Tamulosin 400mg, Amoldipine 10mg, Clopidogrel 75mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Propanalol 40mg and Finasteride 5mg. I have an non-repaired ruptured...

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Hello Doc, I am having small to medium bald patches on vertex to front elevated side of scalp and few towards back. This is there since pas 5 months, for sometime they dissapear and now i had close cut and they reappeared back, when closely...

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Sir I am suffering hair fall & severe head loss at middle of head. I consulted skin specialist who prescribed minoxidil solution 2% ;finaster idea 1 mg. But due to mild elevation in SGPT he told to apply minoxidil. I am trying for next baby; is...

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