Tips for Minoxidil and Finasteride to Treat Hair Loss

For both men and women, minoxidil and finasteride can be an excellent option to stop hair loss. These two medications are the most commonly available and have been shown to be effective in preventing further hair loss and even regrowing hair.

Minoxidil and Buy Finasteride in Canada are different in that they have different application processes. Minoxidil comes in a liquid form and must be applied to the scalp immediately after hair loss. Finasteride can be taken as an oral tablet.

Tips for Men:

Minoxidil was approved by the FDA as the first medication to treat hair loss. Minoxidil can be applied directly to the scalp as a topical treatment. Minoxidil can be bought without prescription in generic formulations, in concentrations up to 5% for men and 2% for women. Although the exact mechanism of minoxidil’s action is unknown, it is believed to prolong the hair follicle follicle-growth cycle (called anagen). This is thought to improve the length and thickness miniaturized follicles. Minoxidil solution is available in generic form and can be bought over-the-counter. Only brand-name versions of the foam are available.

Tips on Using Finasteride:

The male pattern baldness, or androgenetic hair loss, is caused by the effects on the male hormone Dihydrotestosterone. This hormone affects genetically susceptible hair follicles, which are mainly located in the crown, top and crown of the scalp, rather than the back and sides.

Finasteride causes significant drops in blood and scalp levels of DHT. It is believed that both these factors are related. Serum DHT levels are almost 70% lower when Finasteride is taken 1 mg per day. Finasteride, a prescription oral medication, is now available in generic form (in the 5 mg dose). This generic version is approximately 1/3 the price of the brand-name version. It is equally effective.

Finasteride is generally 1mg per day as a starting dose for hair loss. You can take either one tablet of brand name finasteride or 1/4 of a generic 5mg tablet each day. Based on how you respond to the medication, your doctor may increase the dosage.

A pill-cutter is available at any pharmacy for a small fee if you choose to use generic medication. Please only cut two pills at once.

To be effective, Finasteride doesn’t have to be divided into equal pieces. You can simply cut it into the required amount and take one each day.

Finasteride is also safe to be taken at any hour of the day, without regard for food or other medication.

During the first 3 to 6 months of treatment, you may feel some shedding. This is usually a sign that the medication is working. If you notice shedding, do not stop taking the medication.