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Proscar

(Finasteride)

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Helps your hair grow back.

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Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Proscar (Finasteride) works great for crown balding, as long as you keep taking it.

  • Helped regrow hair in 88% of men.
  • Comes in a generic form.
  • Is useful as a supplemental treatment to hair transplant surgery.
  • Most side effects go away after your body gets used to Proscar (Finasteride).
  • Helps shrink the prostate gland.
  • Only good for the crown of the head. If you have a receding hairline, Proscar (Finasteride) may not work.
  • If you stop taking it, you will lose the hair you grew while on it.
  • You need to have your blood tested regularly for signs of prostate cancer while taking Proscar (Finasteride).
  • Sexual side effects can continue after you stop taking Proscar (Finasteride).
  • Should never be used by women or children.

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Side effects for Proscar (Finasteride)

From clinical trials of Propecia / Enlarged prostate (year 1 of treatment) (5 mg) ( 3040)

  • ImpotenceImpotence8% for Propecia vs.4% for placebo
  • Decreased libidoDecreased libido6% for Propecia vs.3% for placebo
  • Decreased volume of ejaculateDecreased volume of ejaculate4% for Propecia vs.1% for placebo
  • Ejaculation disorderEjaculation disorder1% for Propecia vs.0% for placebo
  • Breast enlargementBreast enlargement1% for Propecia vs.0% for placebo
  • RashRash1% for Propecia vs.0% for placebo

Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are

  • Breast tenderness

What to expect when you take Proscar (Finasteride) for Male pattern baldness

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Take Proscar (Finasteride) at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Hang in there; it can take up to 3 months before you notice any improvement.
  • You might have a loss of sexual desire or arousal in the beginning.
  • It's normal to experience hair shedding in the first few months.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice an unusual rash, swelling of the mouth, tightness in the chest, or trouble breathing.
  • Using Nizoral shampoo with Proscar (Finasteride) greatly helps stop hair loss.

Risks and Warnings for Proscar (Finasteride)

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  • Pregnant women should never handle crushed or broken tablets of Proscar (Finasteride) because it can cause really serious birth defects in babies.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Proscar (Finasteride)

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  • Take Proscar (Finasteride) at the same time every day, with or without food.
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  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Sexual side effects can continue after you stop taking Proscar (Finasteride).
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • You might have a loss of sexual desire or arousal in the beginning.
  • Terrible sexual and lack of energy side effects. Still not recovered after four years.
    Age: 31
    Gender: Man