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finasteride 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.
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finasteride 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.
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finasteride 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.
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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.
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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.
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finasteride 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
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.
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finasteride for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: I am a 60 year old male with BPH. After 10 days on finasteride I had marked decrease in erectile strength and quantity of ejaculate, moderate decrease in libido.
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finasteride for Androgenetic Alopecia: I am 22 and I had some hair loss. I have started using this medicine and right away after starting (less than a week!) I noticed that I have hair loss no more. Even when I intentionally try to pull my hair out! For help to grow new hair, well I have used this medicine for about 4 months and I can say YES it works but gradually.
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Propecia (finasteride) for Androgenetic Alopecia: After 1 month of using Propecia, I noticed a decrease in the loss of hair after a shower. Now in my 4th month of use, there is a notable difference in the thickness of my hair, and some growth noted!
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Propecia (finasteride) for Androgenetic Alopecia: I started suffering from hair loss just recently. My doctor prescribed me this medicine. After 1 month of using it, my hair doesn't fall any more. Until now I continue using it and there's no other side effects. This medicine is so amazing!
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finasteride for Androgenetic Alopecia: I've used it for roughly 1.5 yrs now and it seems to be still working; of course there's the whole placebo effect, but this stuff is decent. Worst thing about it is it costs a lot, $2/pill. Make sure you don't miss too many doses or it will take a while to start working again (takes a month in the beginning). I haven't noticed any side-effects that I could link to this drug. Hope this helps.
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finasteride for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Second medicine for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia. Flomax didn't work. This medicine helped a little bit after six months but the side effects were greater than the benefits. Experienced erectile dysfunction, semen reduction and impotence. Sex is good 3 weeks after quitting this medicine. Some hair growth associated with this medicine.
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