Sophi asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 1 decade ago

Does Finast (finasteride) pill has permanent side affect? Will it work against frontal hair loss?

My brother(32 years old) has genetic frontal hair loss problem. He takes Finast (finasteride) 1mg dose daily with doctor's prescription. But he is scared about it's side affects? please give your advice and opinion about this. If you know any other treatment for this problem please let me know.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Finasteride

    Originally used as a treatment for prostate cancer, finasteride is the chemical name for Proscar (5% finasteride) developed by Merck. Merck discovered one of the side effects Proscar was the stop of hair loss, and hence consequently created Propecia (1% finasteride) as a non-surgical solution for hair loss. Merck’s Propecia’s patent will expire in November 2013, and Proscar’s patent expired on June 19th 2006. Currently in the market, finasteride is available under the following brand names: Proscar, Propecia, Fincar, Finpecia, Finax, Finast, Finara, Finalo, Prosteride, Gefina, Finasterid IVAX, Finasterid Alternova

    How Finasteride stops hair loss.

    It inhibits the production of an enzyme (type II 5-alpha reductase) that plays an important role in the development of DHT. The reduction in DHT stops the miniturisation of hair follicles and consequently stop hair loss.

    Clinical Trial

    Proscar, Propecia, Fincar, Finpecia, Finax, Finast, Finara, Finalo, Prosteride, Gefina, Finasterid IVAX, Finasterid Alternova In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 48% of those treated with Propecia (finasteride 1mg) experienced some regrowth of hair, and a further 42% had no further loss. Average hair count in the treatment group remained above baseline, and showed an increasing difference from hair count in the placebo group, for all five years of the study. In clinical studies, Propecia, like minoxidil, was shown to work on both the crown area and the hairline, but is most successful in the crown area.

    Treatment

    Finasteride is effective only for as long as it is taken; the hair gained or maintained is lost within 6-12 months of ceasing therapy. The clinical trials were based on men aged from 18-41 years old, who had mild or moderate hair loss at the crown and frontal areas. Hair growth was seen within in a period of 3 to 12 months. No studies have been carried out to test the effectiveness of Finasteride on individuals who are over 41 and who experienced severe hair loss.

    Side - Effects

    Around 1% of finasteride users experience side-effects: erectile dysfunction and gynecomsastia. Side-effects cease after the user stops medication, however this means that hair loss returns.

    Finasteride reduces DHT production, this causes a rise in testosterone levels, because testosterone that would normally be converted into DHT remains testosterone. Continual high levels of testosterone in the body could possibly have negative side effects.

    Finasteride reduces DHT production, this causes a rise in testosterone levels, because testosterone that would normally be converted into DHT remains testosterone. Continual high levels of testosterone in the body could possibly have negative side effects.

    At the same time, artificially low levels of DHT is also harmful to the body. Men also produce a small amount of the female hormone estrogen. DHT works as an antagonist of estrogen, by reducing DHT with drugs, a man’s protection from the effects of estrogen may also be reduced. This could result in gynecomastia.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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    Source(s): Stop Losing Hairs http://sparkindl.info/HowToStopHairLoss
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  • 1 decade ago

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    Been on minoxidil for about a year and a half and have not seen even the smallest amount of regrowth that i almost fell into depression.

    My hair only started visibly growing on the balding spot after attempting the various natural techniques to re-grow lost hair for about 1 week plus @ http://rds.yahoo.com/**http%3a//www.regrowmyhair.i...

    I would highly recommend the website easy to follow step-by-step informative guide with pictures to anyone who is suffering from hair loss right now. But remember this isn't a miracle cure for baldness as you will also need to put in some effort in order to see results. And its only a minimum commitment of 15 minutes a day to help re-grow your lost hair. ( Sorry that I can't share the various natural techniques taught as i might be sued for copyright violation )

    I am also convinced that a natural approach is a much more safer way of re-growing lost hair compared to those unnatural ways which may involve harsh chemicals that may have serious side effects.

    ** Please note that this guide WILL NOT help you if u r a LAZY PERSON who got no desire or motivation trying to understand and applying the techniques taught.

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  • Diane
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    4 years ago

    The hair is not just a part of your body and it is a symbol of beauty, status and health. It is important for you to take proper care of your health in order to prevent early hair loss. Learn here https://bitly.im/aM6By It is not a very serious problem and with a little bit of caution you will be able to prevent further hair loss. There are certain uncontrollable factors like pregnancy conditions or certain illness or genetic factors that will result in hair loss. But, this does not mean that you cannot do something about your hair loss.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    There are many methods to make our hair grow faster, shine , glitter in natural ways without using chemicals. Learn here https://tr.im/bMaxq

    Men, and sometimes women, notice that their hair is thinning prematurely for several different reasons. Age, menopause, pregnancy, genetics, illness, and other factors all play a role in hair loss.

    Sure, you can use drugs or you can go in for a hair transplant or fusion, but sometimes the easiest, most inexpensive solution, is to try to stop hair loss naturally.

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  • gulfam
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    3 years ago

    Does Finasteride Work

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  • 6 years ago

    Patients have received single doses of PROSCAR up to 400 mg and multiple doses of PROSCAR up to 80 mg/day for three months without adverse effects. Until further experience is obtained, no specific treatment for an overdose with PROSCAR can be recommended.

    Significant lethality was observed in male and female mice at single oral doses of 1500 mg/m² (500 mg/kg) and in female and male rats at single oral doses of 2360 mg/m² (400 mg/kg) and 5900 mg/m² (1000 mg/kg), respectively.

    Side effects: Decreased sexual ability/desire may occur. In some men, this medication can decrease the amount of semen released during sex. This is harmless, but has continued in some men even after stopping treatment. Finasteride may also increase hair growth. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

    Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

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    Before taking finasteride, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

    Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, prostate cancer, infections, urinary problems.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Also include 10 grams of fiber to satiate hunger longer which will help prevent bloating from constipation.

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  • 4 years ago

    You already know never to skip breakfast, but it's also crucial to eat within an hour of waking to further improve your metabolism.

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