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    Finasteride Half-Life

    I read that Finasteride has a half-life of anywhere between 4 - 7 hours. Considering that a day is 24 hours long, that doesnt seem too good. Would cutting a pill in half and taking 0.5mg in the morning, then 0.5 at night be effective?

    What are your opinions?

    Currently right now im taking 0.5mg at night only.

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    It's much better just to take the 1mg recommended dose for hair maintenance and regrowth. However, I see no harm in splitting the dosage throughout the day.

    Whatever you do, don't up the dosage to more than 1mg.

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    Im thinking of changing my dose to 0.5mg twice a day.

    Why do u think 1mg once a day is better?

    I just want to hear peoples opinions before i start changing my doses around.

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    I've thought about that too. It seems logical to split the dose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aplunk1

    Whatever you do, don't up the dosage to more than 1mg.
    Why is that?

    Some people take a little more if they cut the proscar into 4 pieces instead of 5.

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    I dont see a big problem, I'm going to start taking 1mg in the morning a 1 mg at night. I know i risk side effects but it's worth the risk to me. As long as i don't get bitch tits and I can still make whoopie with my gf i'm cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aplunk1
    Whatever you do, don't up the dosage to more than 1mg.
    Why do you say that? I would consider the reasonable maximum dose of finasteride to be somewhere in the range of 10 mg to 20 mg per day.

    Bryan
    1) No, damnit, finasteride for hairloss was NOT an "accidental discovery".
    2) No, you do NOT have to use minoxidil and Retin-A at the same time.
    3) No, washing your skin does NOT make it produce more sebum.

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    Re: Finasteride Half-Life

    Quote Originally Posted by thiningattop
    I read that Finasteride has a half-life of anywhere between 4 - 7 hours. Considering that a day is 24 hours long, that doesnt seem too good. Would cutting a pill in half and taking 0.5mg in the morning, then 0.5 at night be effective?
    Here's a question for you: considering the fact that the half-life of finasteride is somewhere around 4 - 7 hours, why do you suppose it takes a week or two for DHT levels to get completely back to "normal" after the last dose of finasteride? Think about that, and post your answer here...

    Bryan
    1) No, damnit, finasteride for hairloss was NOT an "accidental discovery".
    2) No, you do NOT have to use minoxidil and Retin-A at the same time.
    3) No, washing your skin does NOT make it produce more sebum.

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    There was a period of 1 week where I ran out of Propecia...so when I got more pills I took 1.5 mg of Propecia for about a week thinking it might be better because I missed a week.

    Do you think it makes a difference that I upped the dosage .5 for a week?? or was it the wrong thing to do? Just curious ..I'm now back to 1 mg a day

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    I doubt that it made any significant difference.
    1) No, damnit, finasteride for hairloss was NOT an "accidental discovery".
    2) No, you do NOT have to use minoxidil and Retin-A at the same time.
    3) No, washing your skin does NOT make it produce more sebum.

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