Does Propecia (Finasteride) Work Long-Term?November 3rd, 2012
Q: I have been taking finasteride for several years and I seem to be doing well. Does finasteride generally work long-term?
A: With regard to efficacy, a recent long-term, uncontrolled study by Rossi et al. reported that the beneficial effects of finasteride on hair growth continued as time goes on and that a significant proportion of patients, unchanged after 1 year, improved later on. In addition these patients maintained a positive trend over time -– up to ten years. When comparing different age groups, they found that subjects older than 30 years showed a better hair growth in the long term than those who were younger. Of the 113 patients in the study followed for 10 years, only 14% worsened, whereas the remaining 86% had benefits.
- Is the Dose of Finasteride the Same for Everyone?
- Does Propecia Work in Older Patients?
- Does Propecia Work for Life or Does it Stop Working Over Time?
- Is Propecia and/or Rogaine Mandatory after a Hair Transplant?
- Do Propecia (Finasteride) and Rogaine (Minoxidil) Work on Front of the Scalp?
Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: Hair Loss Medication, Propecia (Finasteride), Propecia in Older Patients, Propecia Long-term Effects, Rossi Study of Propecia Long-term Effects Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on November 3rd, 2012 at 1:32 pm