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User Reviews for Finasteride

Also known as: Propecia, Proscar

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Androgenetic Alopecia 26 reviews 1 medications
   
6.5
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 16 reviews 15 medications
   
4.6
Summary of Finasteride reviews 42 reviews 5.5

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "Been on this drug for 8 years. Slow start, took maybe 5 months to see effect, and most prominent impact is slowing down hair loss. I didn't see much regrowth til year 2. Since the drug is quite expensive and insurance doesn't cover, I will use the following code combination to get ~70% off retail across all US pharmacies: RXPCN = PRX BIN = 610210 GROUP = PHARMRW1 ID = 1604421 Hope it helps."

   
9.0

medreduce (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 21, 2016

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "Took one pill. Maybe it was a placebo effect but most likely not as it decreased my libido, trouble getting erection for a few days. Worst symptom was depression and anxiety which made it all worse. I am 23. I have recovered but if you value your life please don't take this medicine. Use every technique in the book to cover up your hairloss and accept it to some degree. try hot oil treatments or regaine. Just stay away from this poison. Watch youtube reviews on this drug. Some people even took just one pill like myself."

   
1.0

Wackyboy March 26, 2016

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "Was severely balding/thinning prior to taking it. Started on Propecia, and although it took a little while to work (at least half a year), I ended up regrowing a lot of hair. Switched to Proscar, hair grew back even more and thicker, hairline looks great now. Very minor side effects at the beginning, none since."

   
10

PatRodrigues1987 March 21, 2016

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I have taken finasteride for 20 months, and rogaine 9 months (last 9 months). I lost hair initially during the shedding phase which i never got back. Now I have not lost anymore hair but I did not experience any regrowth. No effect on erection. On another note, I reduced my alcohol intake by 80% (now have 3-5 drinks per week in total) and have increased libido."

   
5.0

johnnywood71 March 21, 2016

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "taking this drug was the biggest mistake of my life.... this drug destroyed my life... I was on this drug for total of 30 days... I have permanent ED...anxiety ..and muscular distrophy as the result of taking this drug, be wise and never touch this drug....even one pill can destroy your life,,, it dosen't worth it at all"

   
1.0

ehsan1966 March 20, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Had severe Prostrate issue where I could not urinate. Had to have tube and bag for 50 days till Finasteride started to work, at 5 MG. Also took 2 pills daily of Flomax in effort to shrink Prostrate. Now after 9 months I feel I can write review. As stated it was difficult times with surgery being the option if the medication did not work for enlarged prostrate. Side effects are being tired, as well as the sexual issues mentioned by others, which are important, but so much better being able to urinate on my own, I will take them over the issue I faced."

   
8.0

Peter D March 1, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I am a 72 years old male, have taken this med for a year now. Definite increase in weight and breast size (as much as 5-7 lbs), easier urinary flow, but not as it used to be, notable decrease in sperm, erections at first were more difficult, but have improved over the past six months. Originally tried a Natural prostrate offering for six months with little sign of change, but thinking now that my prostate has shrunk some, I'll try that again before renewing this prescription. Notably, my PSA score dropped from 6.5 to 3 over the past year!"

   
7.0

Rkrugermts.net (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 12, 2016

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For Androgenetic Alopecia: "I am 23 and started noticing a bit of hairline recession at about 21. My hair was slightly thinning around the temples, but never in the front. I am 1 month into 1mg of propecia daily, and I do not think it has affected the temples areas, but the front of my hair has started thinning in the last couple weeks. In bright lighting, i can see pretty far back onto my scalp when looking from the front (it looks like my temples did about a year ago), and it's scary. I don't think I am noticeably shedding anymore than I used to, but I can't run my fingers through my hair without getting at least at couple hairs. Overall I have definitely lost more hair at an accelerated rate. Hopefully this is just an initial shed."

   
5.0

Whyareallthenamestaken February 10, 2016

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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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