It was compounded at a German pharmacy for me with Minoxidil (See my post #1442). There is a pretty unknown longterm study from Egypt that showed that finasteride reduced Free T in all subjects significantly. So much less DHT and free T > severe androgen deficiency. All other studies just checked total T. I think the people that claim they don't get side effects just don't notice them because they are coming slowly over time.What brand of topical finasteride did you use out of interest? People don't seem to realise that finasteride seems to lower free testosterone.