Question: I have done your questions for my hair loss and you gave me some solutions: to use finasteride (Proscar) 1 mg, with minoxidil 8 %. I have started only to use the proscar 1 mg , up to this moment , I see no difference, shall I stop using it, or is it too early to judge results? I cant come to you , I am so far away.
Answer: Proscar is a 5mg finasteride tablet used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia, and should not be taken to treat hair loss. We would have recommended the 1mg dose of finasteride, which is sold under the brand name Propecia. There are generic finasteride medications available over the internet, but this is a prescription medication and buying it online could result in ineffective, or worse, dangerous tablets being sent to you due to lack of regulation.
In terms of using finasteride/Propecia by itself, this will generally not produce the best results, although it will help with thinning hair. We usually always advise that Propecia is used along with minoxidil, as we suggested in your case. You don’t specify what difference you are looking for in terms of results, but if you are hoping to regrow a receding hairline, Propecia alone will not achieve this for you, hence why we recommend minoxidil, as our formulations have proven highly effective for regrowing a receding hairline, and as the two medications are highly complementary when used together as part of a hair loss treatment plan.
It is impossible to predict what results you will have, or the time that they will occur in, but in general it may take several months before you see a clear difference. To get an idea of the time frame that other parents have experienced, take a look at our before and during treatment blog posts.
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