how effective is finisteride every other day?

Amata

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I read about this somewhere on here but can no longer find the thread. What is the difference (research on percentages) in terms of the effectiveness of taking 1mg finisteride every other day as opposed to every day? Do I remember right that it's about 80% as effective? Anyone have any links to research on this? And has anyone personally tried it and can recommend it or not?
 

Inigo1202

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Finasteride DHT reduction lasts for 7-8 hours. But the reduction curve is pretty flat; 0.5 mg almost works as good as 5 mg.

I would rather take 0.5 mg every day than 1 mg every other day. It's quite more effective this way.
 

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Finasteride DHT reduction lasts for 7-8 hours. But the reduction curve is pretty flat; 0.5 mg almost works as good as 5 mg.

I would rather take 0.5 mg every day than 1 mg every other day. It's quite more effective this way.
7-8 hours? Nonsense.
 

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Finasteride DHT reduction lasts for 7-8 hours. But the reduction curve is pretty flat; 0.5 mg almost works as good as 5 mg.

I would rather take 0.5 mg every day than 1 mg every other day. It's quite more effective this way.

No... You are confusing half-life (a couple of hours) vs DHT inhibition (a couple of days).

Taking 0.5 mg ED is definitely not 'quite more effective' than 1 mg EOD.
 

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I made a thread on this and no one answered. There’s Australian doctors on YouTube who recommend 1mg three times a week, bc one finasteride pill supresses dht for 4 days
 

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My experience. I actually did a skype consult with one of the docs and took a 1 mg pill - 3 times/week. My hair had improved considerably within a month. The thin curly hair strands thickened up and got straighter and I was able to style it like before.

However, I stopped because I want to get a blood test with it out of my system, and then take it again and take another blood test after to test if it causes any issues with liver function. I've come across numerous articles about people having elevated liver enzymes on and it scared me.
 

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I made a thread on this and no one answered. There’s Australian doctors on YouTube who recommend 1mg three times a week, bc one finasteride pill supresses dht for 4 days
which is true because as INT user said half life is one thing, but what matters is the time that dht needs to return to the original level (3/4 days)
 

Amata

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My experience. I actually did a skype consult with one of the docs and took a 1 mg pill - 3 times/week. My hair had improved considerably within a month. The thin curly hair strands thickened up and got straighter and I was able to style it like before.

However, I stopped because I want to get a blood test with it out of my system, and then take it again and take another blood test after to test if it causes any issues with liver function. I've come across numerous articles about people having elevated liver enzymes on and it scared me.
improving your hair visibly within a month sounds more like magic than finasteride. but what did you find out about its impact on your liver?
 

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Okay- according to those Australian doctors- 3mg per week split into 1mg Mon,We’d,Fri is the minimum dosage for finasteride to work BUT they also stress it would depend on the person, age and level of progression. There’s no magic formula for all and their advice is see what works for you.
 

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What’s also interesting is that they said even at small doses it accumulates in your system over time which can be bad so to avoid that- simply quite for a month up to 2 months at the very most- every 5-6 months then resume again.
 

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improving your hair visibly within a month sounds more like magic than finasteride. but what did you find out about its impact on your liver?
Not when its slow as mine is. I didn't regrow any hairs, mind you. It thickened my existing hairs to the point where I could style it better. I took it couple of years back and the effect was the same within a month of taking it daily that time.

I'm going to consult a Doctor and take some blood tests this week to ascertain current function. If everything's okay, I'll take it again and retest 3 months later and keep at it if it's okay.
 

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Okay- according to those Australian doctors- 3mg per week split into 1mg Mon,We’d,Fri is the minimum dosage for finasteride to work BUT they also stress it would depend on the person, age and level of progression. There’s no magic formula for all and their advice is see what works for you.

Yes, but the logic for taking it 3x a week is still sound and would likely work for most people.

This is why I can't wait for Breezula to come out. Just don't want to have to worry about this finasteride sh*t.
 
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