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.