I have taken propecia for almost a year with good results and now I would like to consider switching to Proscar. Is the use of Proscar commonly understood by dermatologists to be effective for treating MPB, or should I assume that my doctor is unaware about this use of Proscar?
Simply looking at the generic name (finasteride) will tell them that the drug is the same, but in different dosages. If you’re worried that he/she doesn’t know the differing marketing names of Proscar and Propecia, you can bring it up when you have your next appointment. I would expect it is commonly known though, as the medication has been on the market for years.