Which is the best way on how to take Finasteride (propecia) 5mg tablets? (Photo)
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Which is the best way on how to take Finasteride (propecia) 5mg tablets?
Finasteride (5mg) is usually taken a quarter tab, 1/2 tab every other day and even in some instances the whole 5mg tab every day. The therapeutic dose "evens" itself out no matter if you take it daily or every other day. Only 1mg is required to stop hair loss.A 1/2 tab is 2.5mg and when taken every other day it will even out (titrate). Finasteride 5mg is also prescribed for the prostate and the additional benefit is halting hairloss. However only 1mg is necessary for hair. You have been given some information that is not clinically correct.
Problem with Finasteride (Proscar)
I recommend and prescribe Finasteride 5mg tablets to my Hair Restoration Patients. I personally have been on Proscar for 3 years. I highly recommend that you cut the tablet into fourths. (The Pharmacy has a pill cutter that is for purchase, and is inexpensive). Only taking 1/4 of a pill a day, helps to slow down the hair loss, maintain what you have and the majority of my patients do not get the side effects that can happen when taking a larger dose.