Hello Dr. Rassman,
I know that statistically finasteride is more effective than minoxidil, but is it possible that some individuals may respond better to minoxdil than to finasteride? Have you seen any examples of patients who didn’t respond to finasteride but had good results from minoxidil?
I’ve seen great responders to minoxidil, but it had no association with them being non-responders to Propecia (finasteride). The medications work in different ways, so yeah, I suppose if you didn’t find finasteride to be effective minoxidil may still hold some promise.