Finasteride, an oral medication that blocks the formation of DHT, has been found to be the most effective therapy for male pattern baldness. Studies have found that using finasteride and minoxidil together is more effective than using either one alone.
Can you use finasteride and minoxidil together?
Using Both Finasteride and Minoxidil
Importantly, the two drugs are perfectly safe to use simultaneously – and studies have shown that your chances of hair regrowth are higher as a result of combined use too.
What more effective Rogaine or Propecia?
While Propecia might slow down hair loss and balding, and Rogaine might slow down balding and stimulate minor hair regrowth, neither is effective for advanced-stage hair loss. In addition, as soon as you stop taking either medication, your hair loss is likely to continue.
Does finasteride and minoxidil work forever?
Finasteride can only work long term if you continue taking it. If the drug has not worked for you within twelve months, further treatment is unlikely to be beneficial.
Can I stop minoxidil and start finasteride?
In short, a given individual will know in 4-6 months if they are one of the individuals that finasteride can block the hair loss after stopping minoxidil – or not. I often advise my own patients to simply overlap the two treatments (Finasteride and minoxidil together) for 4 months and then stop minoxidil.
Which is safer finasteride or minoxidil?
“Finasteride is by far the more clinically effective medication compared to minoxidil,” Gary Linkov, MD, of City Facial Plastics in New York City tells WebMD Connect to Care. Linkov does caution that finasteride can cause sexual side effects such as decreased semen and reduced sexual desire.
Will finasteride thicken hair?
The efficacy of finasteride to retard or slow down hair loss is universal to all areas of the scalp so long as there is some hair in the area. Although their mechanisms for promoting hair growth are different, both finasteride and minoxidil act to thicken miniaturized hair regardless of where it is on the scalp.
Does biotin stop DHT?
Biotin, being a vitamin, has no effect on DHT.