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Q: Hair Loss ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Hair Loss
Category: Health > Men's Health
Asked by: paul5553-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 30 Mar 2005 09:50 PST
Expires: 11 Apr 2005 03:22 PDT
Question ID: 502717
Hi There
Please can you find the cheapest site selling Proscar 5mg tablets (
Finesteride is the Generic  name for this drug )

Yours PD
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Subject: Re: Hair Loss
From: ipfan-ga on 30 Mar 2005 11:51 PST
Hi Paul,

While a Researcher is answering this for you, just thought I'd mention
what I am sure you already know:  5 mg Proscar (finasteride) is
usually prescribed for benign prostate enlargement; Propecia, the
trade name of the same drug (finasteride) prescribed for hair loss,
usually comes in 1 mg tablets.  Thus, if your doctor prescribes
Proscar 5 mg for hair loss, it is likely you will also be told to buy
a pill cutter and cut the 5 mg tablets into four pieces, thus
approximating more closely the approporiate dosage of finasteride
prescribed for hair loss.  More finasteride is not necessarily better
for hair loss--recent studies show that men taking finasteride who
also developed prostate cancer usually developed a more serious and
hard-to-treat variant of the disease.  See the second paragraph under
the heading, "Headline results of the study" at   So if
indeed you are using Proscar for hair loss, please make sure you ask
your doctor about proper dosing.   See also
Subject: Re: Hair Loss
From: paul5553-ga on 31 Mar 2005 04:16 PST
Hi There 
Yes, I understand the difference between Proscar and Propecia. It's
just cheaper to buy the 5 mg Tabs and split them. I take them 3 times
a week, so I'm getting a 7.5 mg dosage per week, so 0.5 more than the
recommeded 1 mg a day. I havn't read the report yet , but do you think
that extra dose makes much difference?


Paul D

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