Finasteride is the best-known molecule to fight baldness and a lot of information is available about it.
Be careful, all the information available on the Internet is not always reliable! One thing is certain, it is the drug of choice to fight AAG without it or a more powerful alternative you cannot claim good results.
If you want to fight your hair loss, you have to go through the Finasteride is a molecule whose patent was filed by Merck. The drug is marketed under the name of Propecia.
Presentation of the molecule Finasteride
Finasteride is an anti-androgenic molecule that has been used in the treatment of prostate cancer to treat baldness. This molecule was invented and deposited by Merck laboratories which markets the product under the name of Propecia. In the treatment against baldness, Finasteride will inhibit 5-alpha-reductase which is the enzyme which, remember, transforms testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (abbreviated DHT). It is this which causes the reduction of the cycles of life of the hair and thus the baldness. Finasteride blocks DHT attacks on hair follicle receptors.
Propecia (Finasteride) should under no circumstances be taken by women and children. It’s only for the man.
Androgenetic alopecia means that it is of an androgenic nature, and therefore without molecules such as Finasteride, you will not get the best results or even any results. This finding is established, one can then ask the following question, is not it dangerous to take Finasteride? You may have heard about the side effects of the molecule here and there on the Internet or in the media. The first thing to notice is that millions of people take Finasteride around the world, if the side effects that we can sometimes read on the internet touched a large part of its users, it is obvious that the product would have been banned. the sale for a very long time.
One tablet of finasteride per day for effective hair regrowthHowever, Propecia has been in circulation since 1997. Its real effect on the population is well studied and known to doctors. It is truly one of the most effective molecules on which there are the most information and feedback. This will not prevent some individuals from suffering side effects. On the other hand, the visible comments on the internet “demonizing” the molecule are to be taken with tweezers. The vast majority of patients taking Finasteride daily have little or no side effects, and the rare cases that read “Since taking Finasteride, I can not get an erection” do not tell us if they have developed a psychosomatic condition after taking the product,
I personally had the same fears about taking Finasteride as most people, but I did not want to wait to treat my problem, the longer you wait, the less likely you are to stabilize your situation by preserving an acceptable aesthetic appearance. So I made an appointment with a dermatologist to whom I exposed my problem of hair loss who even advised me to take Finasteride. When I asked him about the side effects, his answer was very clear: “The best is to take and see if yes or we have side effects, most of my patients have no problem. In this case, if you stop taking the product, everything will be in order. ”
Dosage of Propecia
The dosage is very simple, just take 1 tablet a day with or without food. If you forget to take one tablet, do not take 2 tablets at the same time, continue the normal intake of 1 per day. Take the tablets for a minimum of 3 months to see the first effects of the drug.
Attention, stopping treatment causes reversibility and hair loss may resume.
So I got a prescription and started taking Finasteride 1 mg every day. I did not really notice any side effects if it is not a change in texture in semen for 2 or 3 weeks, then everything is back to normal. Hard to say if this alteration was due to the taking of Finasteride in my case. When you start a treatment like this with so many side effect announcements, you are more likely to scrutinize and anticipate sudden changes. On a daily basis, however, you will not usually pay attention to these details and Finasteride will slip easily into your routine.
Hair regrowth thanks to Propecia, In fact, in my case, it is even relatively different, when my hair loss was manifested, I had relatively violent itching in the scalp, so violent that sometimes I scratched my head to the blood. .
This situation was certainly a little extreme compared to the average, but Finasteride soothed the itching until a return to the normal, and since then, I never dropped. Many people take Finasteride and only a tiny proportion of them will have side effects. However, it is these individuals that you will find on the Internet. Healed patients who have managed to fight hair loss will very rarely publish their testimony.
According to the official website of Merck that produces and distributes Propecia (Finasteride), the rate of people who take the drug involves side effects is of the order of 2%. As this company is a for-profit organization, these figures are to be taken with caution. Their goal is obviously to sell and not to scare.
Additional information: Finasteride inhibits the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase type 2 (5α-R2) and type 3 (5α-R3).
Side effects of finasteride
Like all medicines taking Propecia can cause side effects more or less unpleasant and more or less developed according to individuals. We will list here the most often found in people who take this molecule.
Common side effects
- Decreased libido (sexual desire).
- Erectile difficulties.
- Reduction of ejaculation volume.
- Swelling and hypersensitivity of the chest.
- Depressed state.
- Decreased libido even after stopping treatment.
- Allergy type rash or swelling of the face.
- Ejaculation disorders even after stopping treatment.
- Testicle pain.
- Poor quality of sperm.
- Erectile difficulties.
- Breast cancer in humans.
Rare side effects
- Swelling of the lips, throat, tongue and / or face.
Taking Propecia does not result in any drug interactions currently known. It should be noted, however, that taking this molecule may interfere with your PSA (Specific Prostate Antigen) level, which is used and marked during a blood test to detect prostate cancer. In this case, you should tell your doctor about taking this medicine.