ALL about Propecia, how does it work, side effects, cost, dosage, limitations for male pattern baldness and comparison to other products.
Also known as Finasteride 1 mg
5 INR in the medical shop but they marketing for a high amount.
Impotence (low sex drive by decreasing sexual hormone DHT). 1.7% chances temporary or permanent.
Other minor side effects of itching, scars, scalp redness.
FDA warning that the risk of prostate cancer.
Used to only (male pattern hair loss) M-shaped baldness front.
Not recommended for females due to birth defects to the fetus (only after monophase 50+year due to impotence)
No insurance coverage (for using cosmetic medicine)
when to use?
It only stops from hair loss, not stimulates regrows hair on the scalp. but rogaine stimulates but not prevents from hair falling. hair transplantation also the same thing applicable.
1 tablet every day (1mg)with or without meals. minimum usage 3-6 months for results.
Propecia cost $60 for 1-month supply when rogaine costs $25 dollars for 1 month supply.
Available in the form of tablets with doctor prescription only.
How does it work?
Also called as Finasteride, it inhibits 5AR Type 5 II isoenzyme Alpha-reductase enzyme which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in blood.
Approved by FDA in 1997 After the Proscar pill. Actually, this medicine used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia to reduce enlarged prostate gland. by side effects, it increased hairs on the scalp like rogaine for heart diseases.
Propecia contains 1 mg of Finasteride, but Proscal contains 5 mg. and quarter price of Propecia.
but FDA approved 1 mg finasteride for male pattern baldness and 5 mg finasteride for enlarged prostate gland costs $9 dollars for the month.
Also, look at rogaine review and cure hair loss by natural food.
Biotinyl Tripeptide-1 patented compound called Procapil® by Sederma
apigenin >> blood vessels
oleanolic acid >> olive oil leafs DHT inhibitors
Biotinyl Tripeptide-1 >> follicles
androgenic alopecia. DHT >>
how to maintain DHT normally
strengths hair and prevents hair loss naturally
using with finasteride.
hair thickness by 7% and hair density by 25%. (maybe).
the clinical study, hair growth by 121% decrease hair loss by 47% in 2 weeks.(from another source)
Dr reddy’s Mintop Pro Procapil Hair Therapy
75 ml 950 INR.
FInstirde blocks alpha reductase enzyme which secrets DHT.
sexual adverse effect (causes are many stress, hormonal imbalance etc)
sexual adverse effect DHT (testosterone levels by 40% if 5%) but 1% we are using.
2012 April FDA advised Propecia (trademark name).
loss of libido, ED (erectile dysfunction), Premature Ejaculation, low sperm count & movement.
maybe temporary basis. (post finasteride also causing but not in the majority)
infertility or impotency.
using since 1994
trials 2.1% 3.8% sexual adverse. 1.7% variation.
Research going on..
80% results with minxodil+Finestride (all doctors prescribing this)
finasteride works efficiently than minoxidil.
Dutasteride vs finasteride
Dutasteride blocks 90 % DHT blocks type I, II, finestride 60-70%. type 2 alpha reductase.
FDA approved 1 mg daily finasteride in 1997.
Dutasteride remains in the blood for 4 weeks. finasteride 6-8 hours.
2001 FDA approved for Prostate enlargement. (due to high testosterone)
Used main treatment:
If patients resist to finasteride they use dutasteride.
Redensyl: Supports Cell Division (a discovered molecule called dihydroquercetin-glucoside (DHQG), which is a molecule derived from plant extracts. works 2x than minoxidil as some sources.
Procapil: Blocks DHT (biotinyl-GHK biotin vitamin + oleanolic >> olive trees + apigenin flavonoid from citrus fruits.)
Baicapil™: (soy extract, wheat sprout extract, and extract from the root of the purple-flowered plant Baikal Skullcap).
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