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If I Am Planning a Family, Should I Stop Taking Finasteride? (Men & Women)

In the medical literature, it’s well established that women should withdraw from finasteride prior to conceiving, or abstain from finasteride throughout pregnancy and/or while breastfeeding. But what about men? Can they continue using finasteride during conception? What about during their partners’ pregnancy — when indirect finasteride exposure (via semen) might expose the female and fetus … Read more…

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I Am Experiencing Side Effects From Topical Minoxidil. What Should I Do?

I Am Experiencing Side Effects From Minoxidil. What Should I Do? If experiencing side effects from minoxidil, it’s best to speak with the prescribing physician as soon as possible to discuss next steps. Discontinuing use, however, is not the only option. There are strategies to reduce minoxidil’s side effects (while still benefiting from the drug) … Read more…

How to Apply Topical Finasteride for Maximum Absorption

Topical Finasteride Finasteride is a hair loss drug for treatment of androgenic alopecia. It inhibits the 5-alpha reductase type II enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Topical finasteride formulations (think: solution, spray, or gel) are growing in popularity because of their localized approach. Oral finasteride reduces DHT everywhere in the body. Topical finasteride … Read more…