Is it OK to take Finasteride every other day?

Is it OK to take Finasteride every other day?

Some patients will half dose Finasteride and take a dose every other day to decrease chance of side effects. In our office, we prefer full potency and recommend the use of 82F to allow for penetration of the product topically with minimal side effects.

Is .5mg of Finasteride enough?

Finasteride has been tried in several doses ranging from 0.2 mg to 5 mg but 1 mg per day is the optimal dose for the treatment of men with male pattern hair loss. There is no difference in efficacy between doses of 1 mg and 5 mg. Long-term daily finasteride is advocated and leads to sustained improvement.

Is 0.25 mg of Finasteride effective?

Topical Finasteride offers a safe yet effective option for treating hair loss and can also be used in combination with the oral drug. Studies show that 0.25% topical finasteride is the same as using 1 mg of tablet.

Can I miss one day of Propecia?

Missing just one dose of Finasteride is incredibly unlikely to have any meaningful effect on your hair growth, but it’s important to stick to your regular treatment routine. If you start to miss doses regularly, your hair growth will halt and your hair loss can resume.

Can you cut Propecia in half?

Propecia comes in 1mg tablets, but finasteride comes in 5mg tablets — so to take the appropriate dose, you will need to cut each finasteride tablet into quarters.

Is Half mg finasteride effective?

Research shows that finasteride dosages as low as 0.2mg per day are still effective at preventing hair loss, although less so than the typical 1mg per day dosage.

Can I stop taking Propecia for a week?

Finasteride has a relatively short half-life. So, once you stop taking the tablet, its effects should be out of your system within seven days and you can expect to see your usual rate of hair loss (what you experienced prior to taking the medication) return.

Can finasteride 5mg be cut in half?

Taking more than 1mg daily has not been shown to be any more effective, so to maximize the life of your prescription, cut each 5mg tablet into quarters (1.25mg each) rather than in half (2.5mg) or taking a full 5mg daily.

Can I split 5mg finasteride?

Will finasteride thicken hair?

Finasteride is one of the most extensively studied medications for male pattern baldness. Clinical studies have found that finasteride stops hair loss for 90% of men, and 65% will also benefit from increased hair growth and thickening of existing miniaturized hairs. That’s a 15% increase in hair in one area.

When to start using Propecia?

Propecia is effective in reducing shock loss after undergoing hair transplantation surgery. We start our patients on Propecia before surgery. They can start taking it any time and our recommendation is to start it as soon as possible and hopefully a minimum of six weeks before their procedure.

How often do you have to take Propecia?

Take the medicine at the same time each day. It is important to use Propecia regularly to get the most benefit. You may need to take Propecia daily for three months or more before you see a benefit. Propecia can only work over the long term if you continue taking it.

Can you take Propecia once a week?

The goal with any med is to have maximum gain, with minimum adverse effect. Some even theorize that propecia could be taken in a homeopathic fashion, and that would be once a week. The half life of propecia is more like 8-12 hours.. so once a week isn’t going to cut it.

Does Propecia really have side effects?

Side effects of Propecia include: impotence, loss of interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, abnormal ejaculation, swelling in your hands or feet, swelling or tenderness in your breasts, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out, headache, runny nose, or skin rash.