Finasteride

2017

Aug/10

0

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Dual-15

minoxidil with MPG

Medroxyprogesterone (MPG), an artificial female sex hormones, has widely been used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and pregnancy prevention. It is often prescribed for spotting, having no periods and irregular periods. It is sometimes used off label to treat polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Medroxyprogesterone is known be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

Medroxyprogesterone lotion 0.0125% is added to 4%, 5% and 8% minoxidil solution with

2015

Oct/22

7

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Dual-15

topical finasteride review

 

Finasteride pill (brand name Propecia) is one of the only two FDA approved products for hair loss treatment, the other being minoxidil.  Topical finasteride has been explored by many users to lower side effects of finasteride pill. This blog will discuss (1) if the topical finasteride works, (2) whether its side effects is less than oral finasteride, (3) what is the best way to avoid side effects, and (4) how to make topical finasteride yourself. 

 

2015

Oct/22

0

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Dual-15

Finasteride 1 mg tablets (Propecia) was approved for hair loss treatment by FDA since1997. It is one of the only two products approved by FDA for hair loss treatment, the other being minoxidil

Finasteride users seem to be very polarized, with one group being very critical about it and the other group being love it so much that they would even go as far as to say those who reported sides effects are from mental issue.  So how bad the finasteride side effects are? Let's examine the data collected from large clinical study submitted to FDA by pharmaceutical companies.

2015

Oct/22

0

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Dual-15

In a study that was published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. in 2007 (4(6):1708-12. Epub 2007 Jul 26. ), it showed the people who are informed about possible side effects of 5mg finasteride reported significant higher rate of side effects than those who were not informed, which suggests a lot of people who have side of effects from using finasteride may not come from the drug itself, rather it is a  result of nocebo effect. 

See the details of the

2015

Sep/23

0

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Dual-15

minoxidil shampoo polar nr-02

 

Polaris Research Laboratories's NR-02 shampoo is one of the most interesting hair loss products on the market. It is marketed as a minoxidil shampoo.  It has the two powerful ingredients minoxidil and finasteride in it. However the effectiveness is very questionable, reason being the contact of product with the scalp is just too short to be absorbed. Not sure why Polaris chose to use finasteride instead of a more popular ingredient ketoconazole