Importantly, the two drugs are perfectly safe to use simultaneously – and studies have shown that your chances of hair regrowth are higher as a result of combined use too.
Does finasteride work better with minoxidil?
Finasteride, an oral medication that blocks the formation of DHT, has been found to be the most effective therapy for male pattern baldness. Studies have found that using finasteride and minoxidil together is more effective than using either one alone.
How do you mix minoxidil and finasteride?
Carefully pour the Finasteride and Minoxidil into a container, and seal it securely. Once the lid to the container is on securely, shake the mixture together for about 10 minutes. Afterwards, let the mixture settle overnight. Pour the mixture into a new container, and your Topical Finasteride solution is ready to use!
Can I stop minoxidil and start finasteride?
In short, a given individual will know in 4-6 months if they are one of the individuals that finasteride can block the hair loss after stopping minoxidil – or not. I often advise my own patients to simply overlap the two treatments (Finasteride and minoxidil together) for 4 months and then stop minoxidil.
Can I stop using minoxidil if I’m on finasteride?
Using Finasteride & Minoxidil Together
This means that you can safely use finasteride and minoxidil at the same time. In fact, studies have found that using these medications together will likely give you better results than using just one medication to treat hair loss.
Which is safer finasteride or minoxidil?
“Finasteride is by far the more clinically effective medication compared to minoxidil,” Gary Linkov, MD, of City Facial Plastics in New York City tells WebMD Connect to Care. Linkov does caution that finasteride can cause sexual side effects such as decreased semen and reduced sexual desire.
Does finasteride thicken hair?
The efficacy of finasteride to retard or slow down hair loss is universal to all areas of the scalp so long as there is some hair in the area. Although their mechanisms for promoting hair growth are different, both finasteride and minoxidil act to thicken miniaturized hair regardless of where it is on the scalp.
How long does it take for finasteride and minoxidil to work?
This usually takes between three to six months of daily use. However, combining Minoxidil with Finasteride will give you better results in the long run.
Is Finasteride worth taking?
It actually works in preserving and regrowing your hair
“In studies, 80 percent of men taking Finasteride 1mg preserved their original hair follicle counts and 64 percent experienced some regrowth after two years of continued use,” says Kardashian.