Finasteride is a prescription medication that is licensed to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness in men. By blocking the conversion of testosterone into DHT, the medicine can help shrink the prostate, stop hair loss, and regrow hair. Comes in tablet form and is available in two strengths, including 1 mg for hair loss treatment and 5 mg for enlarged prostate treatment. A number of side effects have been reported with this drug, including impotence, decreased libido, and breast enlargement.
Female Hair Loss
A small study looked at finasteride for postmenopausal women with female pattern baldness. This study did not show a difference for the women who took finasteride. This could mean that the medication is not effective for female hair loss, or it could mean that the study did not include enough women to be able to notice a difference.
This drug is dangerous for pregnant women, women should not touch broken or crushed finasteride tablets if they are pregnant or may be pregnant.
For more professional/accurate details please seek medical attention, hope this helps?
- Finasteride Information for Consumers
- Finasteride Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Finasteride (detailed)
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