Topical form of finasteride have not been sufficiently studied and the small studies that were done did not show a significant effect from it. It is best to stick with FDA approved oral finasteride.
Is a topical form of finasteride the same or as good as pill form for hair loss?
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I would advise against using topical finasteride as there has not been enough research at this point. Taking the pill is better and has been shown to work.
There is a huge trend towards off label use of topical finasteride. Unfortunately, we don't yet know if it helps all that much. One needs to be cautious and speak with a physician knowledgable about hair loss issues if one is to go down this path. Expectations should be low not high - until further studies are completed.
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Topical form of finasteride
As I know, only tablet form of finasteride is available on trade market , and I recommend you to use that pills .
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