I just started taking finasteride for two months now and I am thinking of adding minoxidil to my regime. After 12 months I plan just to maintain taking finasteride. If the minoxidil added extra hair growth will I loss that hair if I discontinue minoxidil but remain on finasteride?
Yes, unfortunately any benefits (hair growth) you saw from minoxidil will disappear if you stop using it. Finasteride (Propecia) won’t maintain hair grown from minoxidil… and vice versa. Some patients elect to use both medications, but they’re lifelong commitments.