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    Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    Curious. Better results, the same, juh? I know there are statistics, can't find them but betting someone out there knows. Thanks!

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    I took Fin at .5mg every day for 3 years. I had some pretty good results. I've been on it at 1.25mg a day for the last year, and I feel like I've gotten even more grown regrowth from it.

    1mg is probably a bit more effective, but .5 should also get you some results.

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawtashk
    I took Fin at .5mg every day for 3 years. I had some pretty good results. I've been on it at 1.25mg a day for the last year, and I feel like I've gotten even more grown regrowth from it.

    1mg is probably a bit more effective, but .5 should also get you some results.
    curious, why do you think there are more benefits with the higher dose given that they supposedly block the same DHT? Rawtashk do you have any sides these days?

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    From looking around it seems that 0.5mg is about 80% as affective as 1mg.

    As usual, everyone will be different depending on the amount of DHT they have and how sensitive their hair is to it.

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    No sides to report, that I know of.

    I agree with the idea of how it depends on how sensitive your body is to androgens. Perhaps your hair just leaps off your head if you have 80% of your DHT, but decides "Eh, I guess I'll stick around if you have 79%". Now, perhaps that 20% difference between .5 and 1 will be that butter zone where your hair decides to stick around longer. I'm sure that Fin has a pretty flat response rate, but I don't know that hair follicles do.

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    Not exactly 0.5 vs 1mg, but its something:

    http://www.hairlosstalk.com/hair-loss-p ... -doses.pdf

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBastard
    Not exactly 0.5 vs 1mg, but its something:

    http://www.hairlosstalk.com/hair-loss-p ... -doses.pdf

    There's a reason why Merck rated best effectiveness at 1mg. Their studies showed that at 1mg there was still quite a difference between individuals.

    http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_cir ... cia_pi.pdf

    In a study in 15 healthy young male subjects, the mean bioavailability of finasteride 1-mg tablets was
    65% (range 26-170%), based on the ratio of area under the curve (AUC) relative to an intravenous (IV)
    reference dose
    At 1mg there were cases of 26% bioavailability. Now if you're achieving only 26% bioavailability with 1mg, you sure as hell won't see results with 0.2mg. The only way to know for sure is to have your own blood tests done. A mean percentage is exactly that. You could fall outside of this average. I for one had my DHT levels drop substantially more from 1mg to 1.25mg. It seems 1.25mg was the magic bullet for me.

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    I'm on 0.5mg and seeing thicken up of my thinning left temple. I'm only 4 months in so I hope in a years time it will be super thick, touch wood.

    But TBH, if it didn't change I'd still be happy, didn't expect results so quickly. I actually enjoy going to the barbers now as oppose to fretting the thought of it.
    1.25mg of Proscar, (0.50mg of Finpecia from February 2012 to January 2013, then switched to 1.25mg of Proscar) 2% Nizoral Monday & Friday, morning multi-vitamin drink and 25mg of Zinc at night time.

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBastard
    Not exactly 0.5 vs 1mg, but its something:

    http://www.hairlosstalk.com/hair-loss-p ... -doses.pdf
    ugh...hate that terminology....0.25, 0.5 and 1mg reduced DHT to CASTRATE levels.

    Wouldn't castrate levels be 100%?

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    Re: Difference between .5mg and 1mg per day?

    Just take a quarter pill of Proscar 5mg every second day, no sides, same "results".

    The "every-day thing" is overkill, its been proven.

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