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Directions: How To Make Topical Finasteride

Note: these directions are customized based on the following inputs:

  • Your hair loss is localized, so you'll only need ~1 mL of liquid daily to cover your balding areas.
  • You're using 5 mg finasteride pills to make your 0.025% topical finasteride.
STEP #1: CHOOSE YOUR SOLVENT

A solvent is a liquid that helps to dissolve finasteride and carry the drug into the dermis of the skin. Think of your solvent as the "base" of your formulation.

For your convenience, here's a list of solvents you might consider (no affiliate links):


Buy one of the above. Or, if you already have a 60 mL solvent bottle, move onto step #2.
STEP #2: PREPARE YOUR FINASTERIDE PILLS
  1. Locate your 5 mg finasteride pills.
  2. Pulverize a total of 3.00 pills. If necessary, use the following products:
Once you've turned your 3.00 pills into fine powder, move onto step #3.
STEP #3: COMBINE THE FINASTERIDE POWDER AND SOLVENT
  1. Unscrew the lid of your solvent
  2. Dump your 3.00 pulverized finasteride pills into the solvent
  3. Shake the bottle until the powder is completely dissolved
You've now made 0.025% topical finasteride. If using 1 mL daily, the bottle should last 60 days.
STEP #4: ADHERE TO USAGE PAREMETERS

Here's how to apply your 0.025% topical finasteride:
  1. Apply 1 mL to thinning regions, once daily
  2. Let sit for 6-10 hours in the scalp before washing
  3. Respect how long it takes for finasteride to work: 6-24 months
Note: with this formulation, your total daily finasteride exposure is 0.25 mg. For reference, most men and women using oral finasteride take 1-5 mg daily.