Is initial shedding on Propecia (finasteride) normal?

I'm on day 4 of my propecia treatment and I've noticed that my hair is shedding more than ever now! Is this a normal reaction? I'm a little worried about this since I started this medication to stop hair loss not enhance it! I appreciate any feedback, thanks.

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Hair shedding

Thank you for your question. When starting any treatment for hair restoration, initial hair shedding is a possibility due to the hair cycles. I highly recommend you consult with your prescribing physician regarding your concerns and hair loss. Take care and good luck.

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