Hello Doctor! Thank you for all the information that you provide on this website for all of us who are dealing with hair loss.
I have a question about finasteride. I had a hair transplant procedure done about six and a half months ago and the grafts have been growing quite nicely. I am using finasteride to maintain the remaining hairs that have not yet minaturized and fallen off. Do I have to take that 1 mg dose at the same time every day in order to maintain its effectiveness? I know this applies to patients who are taking finasteride to treat their symptoms for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) in order to maintain the effectiveness of the drug but does the same routine apply to patients who are taking it to treat MPB (Male Pattern Baldness)? And if this is the case, does taking the drug at different times during the day reduce its effectiveness?
Thank you for the wonderful service that you provide for people who want to do something positive with their hair loss.
We have answered this question many times in the past. In general, as long as you take the medication as directed (once a day) you should be fine. There is no “right” time to take Propecia. Taking it around the same time each day makes sense as well, but the most important time is the time you REMEMBER to take it.