“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.
Is there anything better than minoxidil?
Are There Over-the-Counter Alternatives to Minoxidil? As it currently stands, Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are the only hair loss treatments approved by the FDA. Unlike minoxidil, finasteride works by inhibiting 5AR. As a result, less DHT is produced.
Which is more effective Propecia or Rogaine?
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.
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.
Does 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.
Has anyone died from minoxidil?
One patient died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. One of the subjects who was using extemporaneous topical minoxidil had hypertension and arteriosclerotic disease and the other died of a myocardial infarction.
Which brand of minoxidil is best?
Below, explore the best hair growth products that are fortified with minoxidil for maximum results.
- Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment.
- Women’s Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Foam.
- GoodSense Hair Regrowth Treatment for Men.
- Nioxin Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment for Women.
- Shapiro MD Minoxidil Topical Solution.
Is finasteride worth taking?
It actually works in preserving and regrowing your hair
“In studies, 80 percent of men taking Finasteride 1mg preserved their original hair follicle counts and 64 percent experienced some regrowth after two years of continued use,” says Kardashian.
Does biotin stop DHT?
Biotin, being a vitamin, has no effect on DHT.
How effective is minoxidil with finasteride?
Finasteride and minoxidil (the only two FDA-approved products to treat men’s hair loss) have been proven successful at treating hair loss in men, according to multiple studies. A five-year study on the efficacy of finasteride in men with androgenetic alopecia showed improvement in 90% of participants.