I’ve been taking Propecia for 4 years and have been satisfied with the results. My new MD recently prescribed me to take generic Proscar and split the pills in 4ths as it would be cheaper with approx the same amount of finasteride. After a couple months i noticed more thinning and my hairline receding more. Can this be that generic proscar is less effective? Please offer your professional opinion on this matter, money is not an issue for me I’m willing to do whatever will produce the best results. Thank you
If the Proscar (or generic) is legitimate, it should be the same drug as Propecia even when it is quartered. Many people want the generic simply for cost-savings. You can always go back to name-brand Propecia if you are concerned. There are many counterfeit drugs on the market and some are even sold in legitimate pharmacies (though the risk is likely low), so you could also try a different pharmacy or different generic maker.
And for those readers that might be unfamiliar, Proscar is 5mg finasteride for treating the prostate; Propecia is 1mg finasteride for treating hair loss.