I am 45 years old and have been using propecia for about eight years with good results. A balding spot on the top of my head has completely filled in. I still have a receding hairline at the temples, but this also came back a little. About a year ago, I started using propecia amd monoxidil together. I’m happy to say I started to get quite noticable new hair regrowth at the temples.
My question is this: After taking propecia for so many years, I haven’t seen any additional regrowth. At this point, I’m not hoping to grow any new hair as much as I am trying just to maintain my results. With the cost of propecia being so expensive, can I take a smaller dose, say a half a tablet a day, and still maintain my results?
It sounds like you are winning the horse race.
The ramifications of a change in losing hair may be ominous. I believe that 1/2 mg is 80% as effective as 1mg. However, since I am not sure where you will be in this statistic, so that opens the possibility that taking only 1/2 mg will cause you to drop your hair population. Some people take a 5mg Proscar tablet and cut it in quarters. That substantially reduces the cost, so you might try that approach if the financial load is too great for Propecia.