How to take Finasteride?
Take 1 tablet of Propecia or Finpecia every day.
Can I take other drugs instead of Finasteride Propecia (Finpecia)?
Yes. Many people do so. But as other drugs such as Proscar contain 5 mg of Finasteride in a tablet, you will need to divide each tablet into 5 pieces and take 1 / 5 tablets every day. Thus, you will receive 1 mg of Finasteride daily, as well as the reception Propecia (Finpecia). The use of alternative drugs is much cheaper than Propecia at the same efficiency.
Improve a result, if I take 5 mg of Finasteride a day? And if 0.2 mg?
Studies have shown that the dosage of 0.2 to 5 mg provides almost the same result. The difference is about 5-7% better binding of 5-alpha-reductase, the second type in favor of the dosage of 5 mg of Finasteride per day compared with 0.2 mg. What could play an important role in the high sensitivity of hair follicles to DHT.
Why, then, many take 1 mg of Finasteride a day?
Because many have not heard about the above study. And, of course, very inconvenient to divide a tablet with 5 mg Finasteride for 25 units to receive 0.2 mg.
What side effects may occur while taking Finasteride?
In rare cases – impotence, decreased libido, reduced ejaculation volume.
Why Finasteride does not always stop further hair loss?
Finasteride inhibits 5-alpha-reductase second type, which is about 70% of the total number of 5-alpha-reductase in the body. But there is a 5-alpha reductase is the first type, which Finasteride has no effect. Therefore, this enzyme continues to exist in the hair follicle. In addition, if the follicles are extremely sensitive to DHT, then even a small amount would be sufficient to continue the Finasteride hair loss.
It is also possible, when the 5-alpha-reductase first type is much more active 5-alpha-reductase second type in individual case.