I was prosribed propecia two months ago to have every other day. My hairloss already seems to be beginning to stabilize over this short time. Hopefully I might get some regrowth in the coming months! I was told the 5 alpha reductase reduction with propecia is still just as effective as if I was taking it every day. However I have read elsewhere that you need to take it every day. While I don’t doubt the advice of my medical professional, I have read here, and elsewhere that I need to take it every day to get maximum benefit. Are there two schools of thought as to the appropriate dosage? Or is it that, as the onset of my MBP is very recent my medical advisor is of the view that I would get an effective response on a less frequent dosage. He claims to have many patients who get a good response taking propecial every other day. Thanks for your help
The recommended Propecia dosage is one tablet once a day.
Some doctors may prescribe half a tablet once a day or one tablet every other day, however these are not the official recommended dosages. One reason is that official clinical research has found that the once a day dosing gave the maximum benefit from male pattern hair loss. Another more important reason is that the half life (the time it takes for half of the drug to be eliminated by the body) is only 5 to 6 hours. So theoretically on the days you do not take Propecia, your thinning hair will have no benefit from the drug. You should always follow the advice of your primary doctor and discuss these concerns with him or her, especially before stopping or changing any drug regimen.