Search results for query: Finasteride

  1. K

    Finasteride + TRT + drastic changes in semen consistency/volume?

    ...atrophy, and allow me to produce semen once again, or worst case I'll need it for my "pct" anyways. In the interim, i filled an rx for finasteride ive been sitting on. It was now or never on the hair loss front. This reduced my trt induced bph symptoms by 50% or better within the first week...
  2. J

    Propecia Question

    Can I still take Propecia while restarting my HPTA after years on TRT? I’ve never had these terrible issues people claim to have (PFS) etc. The only side effect I have is not losing my hair.
  3. madman

    Finasteride (Propecia) Hair Lotion or Foam to Treat Hair Loss in Men and Women

    Topical finasteride for the treatment of male androgenetic alopecia and female pattern hair loss: a review of the current literature ABSTRACT Background: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a frequently encountered dermatological concern that impacts a patient’s self-esteem and quality of life...
  4. madman

    Health Risks Associated with Long-Term Finasteride and Dutasteride Use

    Health Risks Associated with Long-Term Finasteride and Dutasteride Use: It’s Time to Sound the Alarm 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) is the most potent natural androgen. 5α-DHT elicits a multitude of physiological actions, in a host of...
  5. J

    Finasteride and Suicide Risk

    A doctor reports on a case series where finasteride increased suice risk. It seems that it sometimes makes some men feel so miserable that they consider suicide. The abstract says: An important pattern of symptoms was common among all cases who committed suicide in the setting of finasteride...
  6. F

    Post finasteride brain damage doctor

    Hi. I can’t find my post where people recommended me some online doctors in Florida as well as different doctors that deal with post finasteride syndrome. If anyone knows or has dealt with the constant headaches, head pain, pressure in head, feeling of a brain tumor, inability to read, please...
  7. F

    Post finasteride brain damage, need doctor recommendations.

    Hi everyone, I took stupid fucking finadteride for 3 months and quit due to side effects. The only issue is it has been 3 months and I have not gotten any better. My brain symptoms are the worse part. It’s as if I have brain damage. I can’t read without instantly forgetting what I read, I went...
  8. F

    Post finasteride brain damage

    Hi everyone, I took stupid fucking finadteride for 3 months and quit due to side effects. The only issue is it has been 3 months and I have not gotten any better. My brain symptoms are the worse part. It’s as if I have brain damage. I can’t read without instantly forgetting what I read, I went...
  9. madman

    Post-finasteride syndrome: a surmountable challenge for clinicians

    Post-finasteride syndrome: a surmountable challenge for clinicians Abdulmaged M. Traish, Ph.D. Department of Urology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts Post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) is a constellation of serious adverse side effects manifested in clinical...
  10. S

    Finasteride and PFS - Reuters Investigates

    This article may be of interest to some forum members: U.S. court let Merck hide secrets about popular drug's risks
  11. Nelson Vergel

    Propecia Side Effects: Court let Merck hide secrets about baldness drug's risks

    " Use of the drug remains widespread. It is now sold as Propecia and, since 2013, in generic versions under the chemical name finasteride. Last year alone, finasteride was prescribed for hair loss more than 1.6 million times in the United States, according to healthcare data company IQVIA. U.S...
  12. Blackhawk

    Possible smoking gun on Finasteride

    Finasteride/post finasteride symdrome has been discussed on this forum quite a bit. LIke statins, looks like another case where the drug manufacturer knew from the beginning that they were marketing something hazardous. U.S. court let Merck hide secrets about popular drug's risks
  13. S

    Topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride

    ...wife and I are trying to get pregnant and I have no time for the side effects from the pill. I read the study about the topical form of finasteride and minoxidil combo producing good results with minimal side effects. I would be diving straight to the topical solution, without initially using...
  14. B

    Great article on TRT with finasteride

    Injected TRT earns high marks for safety, effectiveness Says injections are safer than a patch.. why??? This article may surprise you... Hint, its about dht.
  15. V

    Post Finasteride: ER Stress and Apoptosis

    There's a lot of articles with different levels of details. I'm not sure if DA-9401 is available, but the ingredients are OTC supplements. [Full text] Protective effect of DA-9401 in finasteride-induced apoptosis in rat t | DDDT
  16. TestAdvocate

    Propecia (Finasteride) for Acne Control?

    Have any of you guys used Finasteride specifically for acne treatment? The theory being reducing DHT production, thus reducing the cystic acne. For me, it seems like the acne comes and goes......thus far no matter the treatment. When I have the bad breakout on my back, the discoloration from...
  17. G

    Dutasteride vs Finasteride

    Hi Is it true 0.25mg dutasteride is more powerful 5mg finasteride? Thanks
  18. Nelson Vergel

    Men Taking Finasteride May Have Higher Diabetes Risk

    ...To investigate the incidence of new onset type 2 diabetes mellitus in men receiving steroid 5α-reductase inhibitors (dutasteride or finasteride) for long term treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Design Population based cohort study. Setting UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD...
  19. V

    Vitex aka Chaste Berry for Post Propecia (Finasteride) Syndrome Recovery

    I learned about Vitex from reading about Propecia recovery stories. These guys took Vitex and made recoveries, contrary to the perception that it's an antiandrogen. Apparently low doses will cause side effects in men, but higher dosages will cause the opposite side effect, although they claim...
  20. M

    Post-Finasteride Syndrome - Does It Really Exist?

    ...of 5alpha-steroid reductase are drugs used to treat androgen-dependent conditions including prosta...te diseases and androgenic alopecia. Finasteride was the first on the market and is currently the most widely used inhibitor. Dutasteride was the second inhibitor to be approved and has a...
  21. madman

    Efficacy of Topical Combination of 0.25% Finasteride and 3% Minoxidil Versus 3% Minoxidil Solution in Female Pattern Hair Loss:

    Efficacy of Topical Combination of 0.25% Finasteride and 3% Minoxidil Versus 3% Minoxidil Solution in Female Pattern Hair Loss: A Randomized, Double‑Blind, Controlled Study Key Points The efficacy of oral finasteride in female pattern hair loss (FPHL) has been reported. Topical formulations...
  22. madman

    Controversies in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: The history of finasteride

    ...drugs, we strike a balance between the risk of developing adverse events and the benefit of the treatment. While some drugs such as finasteride are effective in the treatment of the underlying disease, the controversy surrounding the risk of adverse events clouds patient’s willingness to use...
  23. madman

    Sexual Problems in Men With Alopecia Treated With Oral Finasteride- Are Topical Solutions Better?

    ...side effects and when these effects may appear. Studies have been insufficient to give a clear answer to this question. More genetic and clinical studies are needed to understand the pathophysiological pathways leading to the onset and continuation of side effects in men who have used...
  24. B

    Low dose Finasteride

    I would not be surprised if testing with very low dose finasteride is being conducted for dht related side effects. Perhaps .25 and .5mg dosages opposed to 1mg amd 5 mg. Finstasteride side effects do seem to be dose dependant ( to an extent ). Low dose Finasteride could very well become an...
  25. E

    what is the real cause of finasteride /dutasteride induced gynecomastia ?

    I , i would like to know the cause of the gynecomastia induced by 5ar inhibitor ; - IS it because of the really low DHT level ? OR -IS it because of the higher oestradiol level ? I am currently on dutasteride and tamoxifen ; and my oestradiol level are 25 pg/ml ; which seem quite normal ...
  26. C

    Topical Finasteride and Hair Loss: Study is Encouraging

    Currently, only topical minoxidil (MNX) and oral finasteride (FNS) are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Although FNS is efficacious for hair regrowth, its systemic use is associated with side...
  27. E

    Need help from Nelson Vergel ; finasteride and gynecomastia

    Hi , I am a 24 yo french guy who is on his 7th year of medicine course And i m taking finasteride for hair loss . I took several blood test and unfortunately my oestradiol are on the higher range ; 37 pg/ml . I start to have gynecomastia symptom ( puffy nipples , etc ... ) I would like to...
  28. S

    Post Finasteride Syndrome

    Please tell me post finasteride syndrome treatment. Anyone?
  29. M

    DHT & Hairloss: Should Finasteride Be Used?

    Guys asking for a friend, with testosterone converting to DHT, and apparantly DHT causing hair loss, anyone any info on this, and of anyone has used Finasteride to halt conversion of T to DHT
  30. R

    On finasteride: Low testosterone , ED, depression, and anxiety

    ...the upper limit for males aged 20 to 49 (these meassurements are from different European labs, don't know US standards). I've also taken Finasteride for my hair for 15 years without any problems what so ever. So, in May I thought that I saw a slight worsening of my hair after 15 years...
  31. K

    Finasteride victim

    hi guys i'am a 27 year old male ,suffered from hairloss from when i was 16 year old(srsly),i always had exess dht level i'am extremly hairy and suffered from acne and oily skin,scalp 5 years ago i decided to take finesteride(proscar) and one year later i was amazed by the results,i regained...