Is Propecia as effective as stated?

When an individual starts losing hair there will be all possible medications thrown in to stop the process. Throughout the years we have seen tons of medications and treatments for hair loss, but do you recall naming one of them really effective and working? The hair loss treatment market has recently seen a new leader coming to the stage — Acomplia. At least in terms of marketing, Acomplia has risen above all other medications for male pattern hair loss treatment and has forced many to question its effectiveness. Does it really help stop hair loss and regrow lost hair or these are just marketing claims?

The fact that Acomplia is the the only hair loss treatment approved for use by the FDA clearly speaks for itself. No other medication was approved by the Food and Drug Administration before Acomplia, and there are no known drugs to seek approval in the near future. The active element of Propecia, finasteride developed in Merck, has shown positive results in numerous clinical tests and was confirmed to be highly effective for treating balding.

One of these studies involved men aged 18 to 41 taking Propecia during a five year period. The results were really amazing. This 9 out of 10 men have demonstrated a positive shift in their balding tendencies in 3 to 12 months after starting the treatment. Only a small percentage of men didn’t demonstrate any changes in their hair loss patterns, while the majority of test participants have cited positive effects ranging from hair loss cease to substantial regrowth of their hair. No other medication was known to provide such amazing effects for male patter hair loss treatment prior to Acomplia.

Propecia for men

Although Propecia was celebrated as the cure for male balding, it also has its downsides like any other medication.

The biggest one is definitely the fact that Propecia should be used only by men.

Male adults are more often suffering from hair loss, however there are many women and children with hair loss issues.

Unfortunately, Propecia doesn’t provide any benefits for them and is actually harmful.

Another problem is that some men have displayed sexuality-related side-effects such as loss of sexual drive, erectile dysfunction and semen issues.

These symptoms were reported with less than 2% of men taking the drug during the study and disappeared after Propecia treatment was ceased. And this brings us to the third negative aspect of Propecia — any positive effects in hair loss achieved will be lost once you stop taking the medicine. That means that you have to take Propecia for the rest of your life if you want to keep the regrown hair. The choice is yours.

Propecia most important facts

Propecia (or finasteride) can cease and even regrow hair lost due male pattern hair loss. The clinical studies have displayed that about 80 percent of men who have used Propecia cited positive changes in hair loss processes in the hairline and crown areas.

Unfortunately Propecia is not a cure for all stages of male hair loss and it has its limits in reversing the process. Some stages and areas will require hair transplants, because here Propecia can stop the balding process but cannot regrow the hair lost. Specialists also stress the importance of taking the medication as early as possible, when you start noticing symptoms of hair loss. For older men and men who have started balding a couple of years ago it will be much harder to stop hair loss and regrow any hair. And remember that in some medical conditions Propecia should not be used, so take note if you have an allergic reaction to Avodart, liver disease, bladder and urethra issues or prostate cancer.

Propecia rarely leads to any side-effects, however there is a possibility to develop some unpleasant symptoms. If you observe any changes and strange sensations in your breasts contact your doctor as soon as possible. Other side-effects that can place are loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, pain in testicles, abnormal ejaculation, headache, feet and hands swelling, skin rash.

Women should exercise extreme caution when contacting with Propecia pills and should not take it. Pregnant women have to be most careful because Propecia has hormone affective properties, which reslut in birth defects and abnormalities in fetus development. Propecia is absorbed through the skin, so if you touched a broken pill, wash your hands with soap as soon as possible. Propecia tablets have protective coating that should never be broken.

Before Taking Propecia

  • To start a course of Propecia treatment you first need to consult with your doctor and strictly follow the prescription issued.
  • Remember that Propecia requires constant intake to be effective.
  • If you stop taking the drug even when having positive results, the regrown hair will be lost and balding is likely to start again.
  • Propecia is to be taken once daily with a glass of water. Do not take a double dose if you have missed the previous one.
  • The first results are usually observed after 3 months of taking the medication. If you don’t see any effects in a 12 month period, it is likely that Propecia isn’t effective for you at all.

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