Finasteride belongs to the pharmacotherapeutic groups: Testosterone-5α-reductase-inhibitors and other dermatological. At a dose of 1mg daily, it is indicated for the treatment of the first stage of the hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) in males. At the 5 mg daily dose, it is indicated for the treatment and control of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Finasteride is a synthetic 4-azasteroid that specifically inhibits human Type 2 5α-reductase (present within the hair follicles) thereby inhibiting the peripheral conversion of testosterone to the androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In male pattern hair loss, the balding scalp contains miniaturized hair follicles with increased amounts of DHT. Finasteride works by inhibiting a step in the process responsible for miniaturization of the scalp hair follicles, thus leading to a reversal of the balding process. The prostate gland and, consequently, the hyperplastic prostate tissue is dependent on the conversion, of testosterone to DHT for their normal function and growth. Hello Everyone, Ive been using propecia for about 6 to 7 years now. From the age of 17 I began noticing the male baldness. A doc gave me the advice to take propecia and for about 5 years my hair has remained the same. Allmost reaching the 7 year mark I began noticing increased hairloss on my temples and front. My hair seems to be thinning and the hairline receeding. My question to you guys...much can you expect afer 7/8 years? Greetz, Michael haha yeah, I'm curious about this too, I started on finasteride nearly 2 months ago and the hair loss is starting to slow At 20 years old I'd love to know roughly how long I've got. I'm only taking it every other day though, so maybe if things start to go south again I can just go to taking it every day. in anycase I've got my fingers crossed for that hair cell cloning stuff, as I'm sure you all are. it would be ideal if they could perfect it around time the drugs stop working for me.
What Results Can I Expect? You should expect to see significant results within 3 months of using Propecia, although some men get results much faster. In order to get optimal results, we strongly recommend you use an anti inflammatory shampoo like Nizoral. Propecia finasteride helps men with hair growth, but needs to be used for at least 3 months or more to see full benefits. What to expect when starting.