Hi So for last few years I've seen gradual thinking on top of head, temples and crown of course too. I've been taken vitamins so on, Saw Palmetto 320mg Doctors Best Zinz 25 mg Biotin 10,000 mcg & B Complex has this helped, I would say yes, it has made loss very close, but no regrowth to speak off. I also use Nisim hairloss shampoo and Nizoral mixed in , this is great in my opinion, Nisim really does reduce hair fall, it's a proven shampoo for such. My problem is regrowth, closing things is one thing but regrowing is the ultimate goal for everyone. I've never used finasteride, I can get an online prescription easily but so many stories on here, some negative, some made up, some success stories. How can one make an informed decision with such a mixed bag of views. I don't want to go on this and find I end up losing huge amounts of hair like some claim, coupled with sides and find that it has only make the problem far worse. I'd like to try it as small doses, say 5mg cut into 10. Is it possible to crush tablet and cut into ten equal piles and simply stir one tenth into a drink and take it that way? Hair transplant is another option. I would of course use the best possible person for this and the results should be great, as that guy in Madrid is amazing. The fact I lose hair so slow, and fact I have it under some control with my regeem should mean a hair transplant is a good option? But the finasteride is a care free approach, if it regrows and it's a long term solution. Is finasteride an absolute must in the fight against hair loss ? What topical other than minoxidil is there, I used that but it was very messy in hair and caused a lot of white debris in hair. Plus a build up of gunk on scalp, that is not nice, plus is caused a shed and I never saw it regrow, and it did use it for 8 months plus.