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Petition To Ban Finasteride For Androgenic Alopecia In The Us

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by Pigeon, Oct 11, 2019.

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Do you want finasteride to be banned for alopecia?

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  2. No

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  1. Pigeon

    Pigeon Senior Member My Regimen

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    Looks like the pfs foundation started a very thorough petition to ban fina/propecia in the US for classical hairloss.

    https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FDA-2017-P-5787

    There's a 120 page document stating why and backed by a lot of solid science:

    https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2017-P-5787-0001

    Imo, I would not ban it. Even after my experience with the drug I find people need to be free to choose whatever meds they want to take but one has to be aware about all the side effects and risks involved. Sadly most of the time this is downplayed or sometimes people have no clue about the risks. Full disclosure is needed and more studies by non biased third parties need to be conducted since the official Merck studies are not to be trusted.
     
  2. Lurker85

    Lurker85 Established Member My Regimen

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    I'm on 3 years with it. I had very slight brain fog the first couple of weeks but that went away and I haven't had any other sides. I understand that for some people this drug is a life ender but for others it is a life saver. It completely halted my hair loss which enabled me to utilize concealers and have a normal life for the past few years while waiting for something better.

    I wish more research went into PFS so that maybe we could predict who will get it, but taking away this route for those of us that depend on it would not be fair.
     
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    brownhair Established Member My Regimen

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    I agree more studies are needed. I had a reaction to finasteride which suggest all the classic symptoms of reflex-hyperandrogenicity and I'm still suffering with most of the side effects 1 year on despite being off of the drug since December 2018. People are too quick to tell me this is the natural progress of male pattern baldness but it destroyed my hair within 2 weeks of being on 1mg daily. I maybe a rare case, but i'm not the only case. The drug the studies suggested would save my hair, infact has sped up my hair loss and caused me physical pain too, but none of these side effects are listed. Not sure if it should be banned though because it does work for many people and every drug has sides.
     
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    Ikarus Senior Member My Regimen

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    Or maybe dermatologists should use common sense and make men who are prescribed it sign something similar to the contract signed when taking Accutane. That is something I will be recommending my dermatologist when visiting her soon...

    I wish people would put this much effort into banning alcohol, something which statistically leads to thousands upon thousands of deaths per year. Along with people drink-driving, putting the lives of others in risk, including children.
     
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    badhabiz Established Member My Regimen

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    difficult question.
    disagree.
    BUT the company that sells the drug should be held responsible for people suffering severe side effects and, therefore, for compensation damages.
    the risks should be on the company,
    but at the same time it shoud be still available for people that dont experience any consequence.
    my concern is for the people who are still not informed enough.
     
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    More dermatologists should be informed about the potential of persistent side effects. After that I guess everyone can make an informed decision.
     
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    ScaredOfBalding Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Some dermatologists are more incompetent than others, not really a reason to bann a drug but i do agree all patients should know the risks. I don't agree with the solid science part, most studies on that website are an absolute joke.
     
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    As long as Trump is president it won't happen. Trump takes finasteride for his hair.
     
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    Vinc2097 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    why would you wait for something better if it stopped your hairloss without any side effects ?
     
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    Lurker85 Established Member My Regimen

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    Because regrowth would be an improvement. I wish I would have started using it earlier.
     
  11. disfiguredyoungman

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    And he's gonna make Mexico pay for it.
     
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    Vinc2097 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    well a hair transplant with continious use of fina for the rest of your life and you are basically cured
     
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    Ikarus Senior Member My Regimen

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    Finasteride isn’t a cure, neither is a hair transplant. Once the effects of finasteride wear off, and your body becomes sensitive to androgens as a whole, your hair will diffuse thin if you had a hair transplant to resolve diffuse thinning.
     
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    Finasteride + cb 03 01 will keep u going for a long time.
     
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    Let people decide what they want to do instead of making choices for them.
     
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    Yes ban the only drug preventing balding in the age of tinder and social media.

    In that case, I hope they also ban assault weapons by the time my daughter gets to university age, because I can see this boiling over.
     
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    Ludicrous, sure make potential sides more known but banning the drug is way too much. These PFS folks are fanatics and are potentially going to destroy the lives of millions of men.
     
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    harsh truth
     
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    Those PFS nut jobs must have the immune system of a diseased 3 year old hamster. Yes the side effects are real-ish but completely tolerable.
     
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    This is absurd. Even if you're getting some side effects, .25-.5 will get you nearly the same results n almost nobody has sides on that dosage. And even then, you can medically fix your "pfs" if needed. It's not that hard.
     

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