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Should A Person Witnessing Hairloss Start With Topical Or Oral Finasteride?

Discussion in 'Antiandrogens - Propecia, Dutasteride, etc.' started by randolf_faust, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. randolf_faust

    randolf_faust Established Member My Regimen

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    inmyhead Experienced Member

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    your question is kinda stupid honestly, what kind of opinion you want?

    If you want to stop hair loss, start treatments.
    if not, do nothing.
    Common sense.
     
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  3. randolf_faust

    randolf_faust Established Member My Regimen

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    im asking with which one of these treatments you should start

    is it better to start with oral finasteride

    OR

    topical finasteride
     
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    Pequod Experienced Member

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    Start with a very low dose of oral finasteride, and after a few weeks bump it up a little and then a few weeks later bump it up some more until you take a normal dose. If you are asking which is more effective, then the oral dose at full strength is the best. Don't be surprised to have side effects though to start, they usually normalize out after a few weeks.
     
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    Or not!
     
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  6. randolf_faust

    randolf_faust Established Member My Regimen

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    so its smarter start to oral finasteride

    and only go to topical finasteride if you experience side effects as a plan b?
     
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    Thinning Sucks Experienced Member

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    Both! I add 3 tabs to minoxidil also with a few dutasteride capsules.
     
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    baba_yaga Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Oral > topical if you're serious about stopping your hair loss. Use topical finasteride in case you got sides on oral.
     
  9. Pigeon

    Pigeon Senior Member My Regimen

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    Go with low dose topical fina, if that doesn't work up your dose or try oral but be careful man.

    Or if you're not balding too aggressive try zix and other safer methods.
     
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    randolf_faust Established Member My Regimen

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    contradicting opinions so far
     
  11. Ausgebombt

    Ausgebombt Established Member My Regimen

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    Start with a half or quarter dose of oral for a couple months. If you get sides, stop for a few weeks then try topical.

    I get sides from low-dose oral finasteride, but do not get sides from topical. The sides from oral are very obvious, no boners and less jizz. It should be pretty clear if you have sides or not. Don't be one of those people who stress because they can't figure out if they are experiencing side effects or not. It's a pretty binary thing for me.
     
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    sonictemples Experienced Member My Regimen

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    What’s your topical dose atm?
     
  13. randolf_faust

    randolf_faust Established Member My Regimen

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    quarter of 1mg right?
     
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    pegasus2 Senior Member My Regimen

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    You probably won't get sides. Just pop a finasteride pill and stop worrying about it.
     
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    bluecyclone Senior Member My Regimen

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    Having fucked my sled trying to find a safe way I’d say go with recommended Propecia dose and see what happens. If you can’t walk because your balls look like grapefruits and your semen a water spritzer, quit and try topical. But to be honest two years high dose topical... doesn’t do anything.
     
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    Michael1986 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    It is better to start with oral finasteride.

    Topical finasteride does not have the same amount of evidence to show that it works or the same proven track record as oral finasteride. It is best to stick with what has been proven to work.
     
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    Yes so 0.25 mg/day oral finasteride still gives me sides. Although I'd much rather prefer not to live with the side effects, they are tolerable. They just make sex a little less desirable and fun.
     
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    Ausgebombt Established Member My Regimen

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    Right now I'm using 0.5 mg topical. I still don't know if topical finasteride does anything though. All I know is it doesn't give me the same side effects as oral finasteride.
     
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    Topical does work I have been using it for over 10 years now.
     
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    sonictemples Experienced Member My Regimen

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    How's your serum DHT levels?
     

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