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User Reviews for Finasteride

Also known as: Propecia, Proscar

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Androgenetic Alopecia 20 reviews 1 medications
   
6.8
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 14 reviews 15 medications
   
4.4
Summary of Finasteride reviews 34 reviews 5.6

Reviews for Finasteride

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "Destroyed my life. Took for 10 years for hair loss. Permanent E.D., zero libido (under any circumstances), viagra and the others have zero effect. Thought I was just getting older realized a decade later. Some MD's use this to feminize transexuals. Do not take it if you ever hope to have a sex life again."

   
1.0

virtuallydead (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 20, 2016

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I am in my 40's and take 1.25 mg a day for hair loss. It seems to be working. My hair feel thicker and looks fuller. However, it has also reduced my sex drive and amount of ejaculation."

   
7.0

mediabay (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 19, 2016

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I noticed rapid shedding of hair in March of 2015. I would occasionally count hairs lost on a day to gauge the extent of the hair loss (getting better or worse). For months I was losing well over 100 hairs a day, which was quiet concerning. For some time I deliberated whether to proceed with finasteride, as I was conscious of the negative side effects. I started taking finasteride in August. For the next four months, my hair loss continued. It's now December, and it has completed stopped. I can run my hands through my hair/have a shower and count little to no hairs at all. My hair also feels stronger and looks thicker, which is great. Better still, I have no noticeable negative side effects, and my sex drive is as it was previously"

   
9.0

Robert 1988 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2015

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I am a female and was just prescribed Finasteride as I am losing all of my hair due to Alopecia which was just diagnosed after a biopsy of my scalp. My doctor said this will help me to keep the hair I do have. Being a woman, this is SO hard on my self esteem... I have the med but am scared to take it as I have reactions to so many medications as well as bad side effects. Can anyone share if they've had any side effects besides the sexual dysfunction part of it? Thank you in advance. I am 41 by the way"

ttroubles (taken for less than 1 month) December 12, 2015

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "Taking it for three months now Hair Loss stopped about 90%. Yes there are some side effects. Morning wood is story of the past. But can get erections not as quick as before but can get easily. Ma y be little loss of libido. One thing I noticed is amount of ejaculation has gone down rapidly. My doctor said it will be back to normal If I leave it for 3 months. Fingers Crossed for that. Hopefully it helps."

   
9.0

SS11111 November 8, 2015

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Been using Finasteride for 9 months. Still get up every 2 hours at night to pee. No erection, sex is impossible. Penis looks like it is smaller and different shape. Would not recommend this drug to anybody. Probably going to quit, there has to be something else other than this drug. No sex drive at all."

   
1.0

Anonymous November 8, 2015

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "Took it for 1 year. Hair loss almost stopped. Severe side effects : erection nearly impossible, can't orgasm, very low libido.. I am 2 years off the drug, still have the side effects, nothing helps."

   
1.0

Hansman October 10, 2015

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "After taking this product for 13 months my hair was much stronger and thicker! However I decided to quit as has decreased my sex drive and libido. I don't think that hair loss worth to lose sex drive!"

   
1.0

Dimi..... October 4, 2015

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Used Finasteride for BPH for about 9 months. Do not now need to get up at night to pee BUT totally ruined my sex life. Penis has shrunk and changed in shape, erections are rare and intercourse is impossible. If surgery is not offered I will certainly stop using it."

   
1.0

PercyP August 26, 2015

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Six months on finasteride reduced my prostate volume from 91 cc to 40 cc! This has eliminated the need for surgery. I did have some dizziness but It has gradually become less of a problem."

   
9.0

Bill Hux (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 2, 2015

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "For me personally, it has worked great with little to no known side effects. Have used it for about 18 years. Noticeably more hair and thicker over entire head. Receding hairline loss completely stopped. It has worked so well on me for so long that I'm afraid to stop using it. Have been told that this small amount to help your hair, also might have a positive benefit to your aging Prostate. Who knows? I use a Proscar pill and cut it into 1/4s to make up the proper dosage for hair loss"

   
10

Snowed Inn (taken for 10 years or more) March 27, 2015

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I have been taking this drug for the last 5 years now and it working great. I have a head full of hair and i feel like very confident about my looks. I almost gave up on my hair but Proscar 1.25 mg gave my life back. Also, i invented a pill cutter to cut Proscar 5 mg into 4 pieces for the daily dose."

   
9.0

Ak1986 (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 27, 2015

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "My hair loss stopped in it's tracks years ago from finasteride and it's looking like I'll have a full head of hair for many years to come. My dad and brother were bald by 30 and I started around 23."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 16, 2015

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I've been on Finasteride (Proscar) for 14 years. I started when I was 40 and noticed rapid and heavy hair loss occurring. When I look at pictures of myself now and back then I can see that I have not lost any more hair since then. I do have to say that I have continued to thin more on the back of my head but up front all remains stable. "

spacebar (taken for 10 years or more) December 16, 2014

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Taken for about 10 years. Have gradually increased urinary urgency. Complete loss of semen with erectile dysfunction problems getting worse. Or is this old age? (89)"

Willi2 May 10, 2014

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I've noticed new hair growth where there wasn't any."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 30, 2014

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "63 year old diagnosed with an enlarged prostate resulting in frequent urges to urinate. I've been taking this medication for 90 days and have not seen any improvement."

   
1.0

dhe October 23, 2013

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Taking finasteride 9 years for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, urinary issues improved about 50%. Total loss of erections; seminal ejaculate near zero; greatly reduced libido, though this may partly be due to age. This is ok, compared to my previous condition of frequent urinary incontinence, especially when on the road or when sleeping."

   
6.0

calling September 1, 2013

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Proscar (finasteride) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been on Proscar for 8 years now and can honestly say that I have maintained the density of hair from when I began taking the medicine."

Mb262 August 13, 2013

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "Well, I have been on the 1 mg for years. It really helped make my hair thick. It quit working as well as hair falls out some in the shower. Plus I have a lower sex drive but that is good. I am more concerned about my hair than my sex drive. Anyway I am starting on the 5 mg today. I will see what happens. I am 49."

   
8.0

Jimmy56 May 21, 2013

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Propecia (finasteride) for Androgenetic Alopecia: "I have been using this medication for just over a year now. Hair has re-grown over my crown but the top and temple areas are still quite thin, have not re-grown and not responded in the same way. I guess these areas have not gotten any worse either. Certainly I don%u2019t notice hair in the shower or in my hair brush as much. On the sexual function side of things I have noticed a decrease performance wise, I guess there was always going to be a tradeoff. The main thing I think to watch out for is the effect the medication has on PSA levels and if you are already being monitored for this prior to starting Propecia it is worth bearing in mind and reminding your physician about the PSA lowering effect of Propecia."

   
7.0

Anonymous May 8, 2012

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Proscar (finasteride) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Had problems immediately (Tiredness after 7-10 days) with Flomax and so doctor proscribed Proscar and it helped somewhat. However, It caused me to feel tired and occasionally extreme exhaustion. After about one year of use I became impotent even with Viagra. I quit it for about 6 weeks. Felt normal with no erectile dysfunction. Started again and felt tired and had ED. Quit for about 2 months again and felt OK. Started a third time with the same tiredness and ED problems. Have now stopped using it."

   
2.0

Anonymous April 12, 2012

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I keep losing hair density. I have not maintained or gained hair. In my case, I think it only slows the alopecia process. I have used it for about 1 year and a half. Side effects: Aqueous semen"

   
5.0

chilipop April 10, 2012

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Propecia (finasteride) for Androgenetic Alopecia: "At the tender age of 25, I noticed that my hair was beginning to thin. Not wanting to look like my dad or brother, I got a prescription for Propecia. So far, it's been working. In fact, if I miss a dosage, I'll notice little bits of my hair fall into my keyboard or the pages of a book I'm reading! Yes, this medication is expensive. My insurance won't cover it at all. (Funny that they cover Viagra, though). The only side effect is that I do notice a slight decrease in my sex drive - but honestly that's probably good. Keeps me out of trouble."

   
9.0

ArIckP May 11, 2011

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Took it for one week, brain fog was so thick I had to discontinue use. Side effects lasted for a couple of months after discontinuation. "

   
1.0

dtaz February 8, 2011

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