My doctor prescribed Propecia 1 mg per day, 3mg per day of Biotin Forte and wash my hair 3 times a week with Ketoconazole shampoo in 11-6-03, follow up was one yr later 04. I started generic Finasteride 5 mg to save $ 6 months ago. I break the tablets, everything was great until June of 2011. I have had recent rapid hair loss on the crown & back of head.
My doctor is too busy, takes months to get appt. Any referrals? Suggestions maybe closer to AZ? No side effects except I have a sore left Testicle for about 3 yrs now, my doc cant figure out why its sore? Im now 51. Thx!
I think that if your doctor does not have the time for you, you need to find a doctor who does. I don’t have a referral for you in Arizona, but you can check out the physician search at ISHRS.org.
As for the recent hair loss starting after switching from name brand Propecia to generic finasteride — I really don’t know. It should be the same medication, just different doses. Are you breaking the 5mg tablets into 4 equal parts? Did you get the generic from a legit pharmacy? What was the maker of the generic? Have you talked to your pharmacist about perhaps trying a different generic brand?