Hair Loss Treatments
Hair Loss & Alopecia Information, Support, and Treatments
Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 79
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    47

    Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    What do you think of this? Has anyone read the actual paper...

    http://gabelcenter.com/blog/2011/10/...nts-in-oregon/

    More info....

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21910805
    Finasteride 1mg (Feb 2011)
    Nizoral (Oct 2011)

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    384

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    The sample size seems a bit small..118 guys. I find it interesting though that sides effects were reported in 6%...obviously triple that of what Merck claims..interesstttttinnnnggggg

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    47

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    Any study info is useful in some way, I think.
    Finasteride 1mg (Feb 2011)
    Nizoral (Oct 2011)

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,165

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    Something is better then nothing. They should do some studies how it affects a mature hairline, or how much it helps in the front or temples area.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    978

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris87
    The sample size seems a bit small..118 guys. I find it interesting though that sides effects were reported in 6%...obviously triple that of what Merck claims..interesstttttinnnnggggg
    Notice there is no placebo control. If you gave 118 guys a sugar pill and told them it was a new hair loss cure, I can guarantee a number of them will come back with sexual problems. Based on most studies of Finasteride i've seen, roughly 3-4% of placebo control patients complain of sexual symptoms. I assume this is consistent with incidence rates that occur within the general population.

  6. #6

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    6% huh, honestly it wouldn't surprise me if it was much higher than that.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,290

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..


    Here we go again. A clinical study...and people are going to come in and go "Ya...it was probably higher than what they reported."

    Also, just because you say 2+2=4 doesn't make it true...wut?

  8. #8

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawtashk

    Here we go again. A clinical study...and people are going to come in and go "Ya...it was probably higher than what they reported."

    Also, just because you say 2+2=4 doesn't make it true...wut?
    Hahahha, and I bet you think that your Allopregnanolone levels are normal as well. Do you not know what damage that 5AR2 inhibition, and the retardation of vital neurosteroids in your brain, and CNS are going to cause long term? This drug has only been prescribed, and evaluated for AGA for the past 15 years; and even more damning is the fact that research scientists have only discovered that Finasteride inhibit's neurosteroids recently- and that's not even to mention the fact that Finasteride also retards the recently discovered 5AR3 Isoenzyme! what happens when your body's natural defense against neurodegenertive disorders is hindered for 30 years, or even twenty, or ten?

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    978

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulgreer
    Hahahha, and I bet you think that your Allopregnanolone levels are normal as well. Do you not know what damage that 5AR2 inhibition, and the retardation of vital neurosteroids in your brain, and CNS are going to cause long term? This drug has only been prescribed, and evaluated for AGA for the past 15 years; and even more damning is the fact that research scientists have only discovered that Finasteride inhibit's neurosteroids recently- and that's not even to mention the fact that Finasteride also retards the recently discovered 5AR3 Isoenzyme! what happens when your body's natural defense against neurodegenertive disorders is hindered for 30 years, or even twenty, or ten?
    Seriously, let's not turn this into another one of these threads. Please, just because some of us chose to take Finasteride does not mean we are bad guys. Everybody; whether they chose to take Finasteride or chose not to, looked at the facts, spoke with their doctors and made a decision based on their own terms.

    I really dislike your post because for some reason you are insinuating that people who choose to take Finasteride are the bad guys? It really doesn't make sense, and Iíve seen a lot more hate directed towards us lately (just for even saying we take the stuff). Nobody thinks itís impossible for Finasteride to cause serious side effects. However, my interpretation of the current data shows me that itís very unlikely to suffer serious problems. I could be wrong and end up with a whole heap of problems, but Iím willing to take a chance because hair loss is important for me, and at the time it was impacting all aspects of my life negatively. Does my decision make me a bad person and an idiot?

    I have personally known people that have been on Proscar or Propecia for over 10 years. My current family doctor is one of them. None of these men have exhibited any symptoms of neurodegeneration or anything even closely resembling this. There have been several long term studies done on Finasteride (over 5 years) and these findings were also not found. Yes, this data may not be the most recent, but it is certainly powerful. However, I do understand that more data is required to know for sure whether this is happening or not.

    In closing, chill out man. We are only looking for what's best for us at the moment. We have seen the studies and for us, these findings are not conclusive enough to warrant stopping treatment. Possibly, in a couple months time, more conclusive findings will be available that make me personally want to stop. Maybe some men will choose to continue treatment regardless of what is found.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    47

    Re: Ten Year Finasteride Study..

    I notice people who warn others of the possible long term evils of Fin, often seem happy to take or use untested experimental concoctions as an alternative.

    A little bit of hypocrisy there.
    Finasteride 1mg (Feb 2011)
    Nizoral (Oct 2011)

Similar Threads

  1. Ten-year update
    By Jay79 in forum Success Stories
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: November 15th, 2014, 10:57 PM
  2. Finasteride: 10 year study
    By Whyatt in forum Antiandrogens - Propecia, Dutasteride, etc.
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 25th, 2009, 11:54 PM
  3. 5 year study on Propecia (difference)
    By ACT10Npack in forum Men's General Hair Loss Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 21st, 2004, 04:37 AM
  4. 5-Year Propecia Study v. 2-Year
    By drinkrum in forum Men's General Hair Loss Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 17th, 2003, 07:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •