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User Reviews for Propecia to treat Androgenetic Alopecia

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Propecia Rating Summary

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5.1/10 Average Rating
22 ratings from 23 user reviews

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Reviews for Propecia

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 30, 2020

“Started the drug in January 2020 and now almost May. Took a while for me to know if the drug was working since I saw no visible improvements until after I had been on it for 3 months. Adding on to that, during those 3 months I had no clue if I was even responding to the drug since I had absolutely no side effects whatsoever, not even minimal side effects, just nothing (I typically view side effects as a way of knowing if the drug works and having absolutely none was concerning). Despite delayed positive effects I consider this drug to be the saving grace to my self confidence. Only rating 8 stars at the moment since I am satisfied with what has happened so far but I am hoping as I continue taking the drug I can get even better results.”

8 / 10
JB · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 24, 2020

“I have PFS (Post-Finasteride Syndrome). I cannot sustain an erection during sex, suffer from genital anesthesia and/or numbness, have muted/blocked/pleasureless orgasms when I masturbate, and suffer from brain fog, memory loss, and thinking at times. I have low testosterone, extremely high FSH, low cortisol, low vitamin D, adrenal issues, and pituitary problems as a result of being on Propetia on and off for years. I’ve been off of Propecia for a year. Although I’ve had shock wave therapy to remove penile scar tissue and improve nerve damage and had testosterone replacement therapy, my sexual functioning and cognitive issues persist. Oh! And I became infertile on Propecia too. Fortunately, I had enough sperm left to have a baby with my wife via IVF. Stay away from this toxic and poisonous medication! It will potentially destroy your life.”

1 / 10
Dd · Taken for less than 1 month November 22, 2019

“Took this drug for only two days, and already have sexual side effects, I am not happy.”

1 / 10
hlj July 12, 2019

“I took 5 pills from April 2-6. Over the course of those 5 days I had worsening symptoms of brain fog, headaches, sleeplessness, suicide ideation, ED/impotence, loss of libido, increased fat mass, and muscle weakness that didn't dissipate for a month and a half. Even now (July) I still have increased fat mass, increased tissue on the breast, peripheral edema (mild) and difficulty (mild) with erections. I'm not as focused or driven due to ongoing sleep difficulties (mild/moderate) and the intensity of these effects. Every day I regret taking this drug. I took this drug without researching any side effects, I really regret not looking into possible side effects. Please be aware that the consequences could be extremely negative and persistent.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more June 24, 2019

“I started on the drug in my mid twenties. I have been taking it for over 10 years now. It is stopped my hair loss effectively and helped me gain some volume as well. I have not noticed any side effects. I stopped taking the drop for a month somewhere along the line and I did lose more hair when I wasn't on it. That was some years ago. I have been on it ever since.”

9 / 10
Dcguy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 9, 2019

“For some men, me included, Propecia not only stops hair loss but actually regrows hair. Individual results vary. But to see regrowth you have to take it for a minimum of six months. If you regrow hair you can stop taking it. But you will begin to lose hair again. I did not experience side effects.”

10 / 10
Joe · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 15, 2019

“Took this drug for 2 months in the year 2011, it has ruined my life. I have all sexual side effects and physical side effect penis shrinkage is the worst. Its been years since I have quit the medicine and I am still suffering with nasty side effects.”

1 / 10
UKGUY82 · Taken for less than 1 month September 28, 2018

“This stuff is poison. I only took a small dose and I'm still suffering 3 years later. Causes depression and erection and libido problems.”

1 / 10
Stu March 23, 2018

“Not only has my hair grown back but the dry hard skin on my feet has gone back to soft skin like I had before my 30’s! I think I have a slight increase in irritation and am a little less patient then before taking the medication however it is manageable for the results I am getting.”

10 / 10
Nick · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 13, 2018

“I started taking Finastride about 6 months ago because of my thinning crown. After a few months I started seeing a difference, My hair looked thicker but my crown is still thin and I'm continuously trying to wave my hair over it. I hope further down the line my crown will get thicker, will stick to it and see how it goes.”

7 / 10
INJAYEM January 29, 2018

“I moved to the Philippines about a year ago, and 6 months ago found out the pharmacies sell it over the counter so I bought every box they had. For me I've had no side effects in the 6 months I've been using. Right now I can't tell if it's regrowing hair, but I can say with a 100% certainty that it's all but stopped massive amounts of hair loss everyday. For that reason alone I give it high marks. I'll give propecia a perfect score once I start seeing hair gain. I recommend.”

6 / 10
Imam uddin November 12, 2017

“Taking finesteride since 5 months...my hair loss rate began to decrease recently...not sure if new hair is growing...hopefully it would..”

Mey206 September 7, 2017

“I have used for 2 years and I have a little bit less sexual activity but it helps me to be more active in my work. My hair is very much better and I have a little dizziness when getting up fast. Totally I am totally satisfied .”

9 / 10
Dave80 July 22, 2017

“Have been taking this drug for almost a year now. My hair was starting to thin a few years back and I just decided to give this a try as we all know nothing else works! Since I've been taking it I haven't noticed any real side effects so I guess I've been lucky in that sense, but to be honest neither have I experienced any change in hair loss either. My hair is still thinning, probably even more so now than it used to. This drug has been an absolute waste of time and money. It does not work. Scientists can transplant organs from one body to another, they can clone sheep, they can grow an ear on a mouse's back, but for some reason they cant figure out how to grow hair where hair used to grow anyway! Don't waste your money.”

2 / 10
ChrisHag March 10, 2017

“After 2 days on Propecia I start to feel heavy brain fog. I didn't now about this side effect but I found out on the internet that it is a common side. I can tell you that feeling is worse than the sexual sides effects. I wish no one to feel that horrible feeling.”

1 / 10
Longan · Taken for 10 years or more February 17, 2017

“When I turned 50, I went in for a physical. The doctor noticed my hair was thinning and recommended Propecia. That was 14 years ago and today I have a very full head of hair, especially for a 64 yo. Two issues, one it must be taken religiously. I take it at least 350+ times a year. Two, its not cheap. Generics are available on the internet. My brother was born 10 months before me. Physically, we are very similar. During our youth, our hair was almost identical. Today, he is balding, badly. Side affects. Shortly after I starting taking it, I DID have trouble getting an erection, but the problem went away after a number of weeks. I was thinking of quitting, but just wanted to give my body a little more time to adjust. And it did. No regrets”

9 / 10
Richard Jameson December 28, 2016

“I'm 24 with mild receding hair, still have a full head of hair but beginning to recede on the crown and round temples. Started Propecia on the 23/12/16 had no side affects up until last night, at no point did I look up reviews of side effects of the drug as I did not want other people's experiences to play on my mind. Last night, noticed a tender pain in my testicules and it's continued throughout the whole of today, I am now stopping this drug immediately. I've spent the whole of day with aggressive pain the mentioned above area, been projectile vomiting and had diarrhoea. This drug has not worked for me and by reading others comments I will certainly review people's opinions rather than trusting there findings.”

1 / 10
Anonymous August 31, 2016

“Don't take this drug. I used it for a few months and it killed my libido. I did get some noticeable hair re-growth during that time, so at least that worked. It became very hard to get an erection and I became completely disinterested in sex. I've read accounts that some people never regained their libido, and suffered lasting erectile dysfunction. This is not natural. Your libido is part of who you are, and so is hair loss. Be a man and accept the loss of your hair as part of who you were meant to be.”

1 / 10
Justin L · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 12, 2016

“Complete Brain Fog, worse than anything you can imagine, literally can't get out of bed because of the brain damage that this drug induced on me, I feel completely literally detached from the world now, not to mention even the less serious it caused, ED, no Libido, Head Pressure, complete cognitive shift, feel like I'm in a whole different world, NEVER TOUCH this drug EVER EVER EVER, unless your old and have nothing else to lose and don't care about life any more. I would trade this with ANY other disease just for my brain function to come back again, I feel like I'm in a coma, it's absolutley frightful, everyday 24/7, it never leaves, sexual sides are a joke compared to this.”

1 / 10
Anonymous May 8, 2012

“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 / 10
ArIckP May 11, 2011

“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 / 10
Anonymous May 8, 2010

“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!”

9 / 10
LOrina January 28, 2010

“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!”

8 / 10

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