I am currently in St.Kitts (caribbean) and I take proscar for my hair loss problem. Because it is hot here, I don’t want to leave the tablets in my room because I fear that they will get too hot and possibly go bad. Is it ok to put the pills in the fridge and keep them cool or will they also go bad?
Another thing, I have been losing hair since I was 18/19 and I am 25 now and I have relatively thick hair still. I am of East Indian decent but have lived my whole life in the USA, My temples have receded, but in pictures they still look good and it looks as if I still have a straight hairline. The crown is thikcker than the front but a little bit of thinning. My question is, I usually notice that people who have started balding, on average, if they are not taking any medication or doing anything about their baldness they tend to go bald within 7-10 yrs. So, around the 6 yr mark (which I am at) a person who is balding and not taking any propecia/rogain they should be noticeable bald and have a distinct balding pattern. As for me I am not at that stage yet so does that mean that I will not get completely bald and that propecia will let me keep my hair for a longer period?
Thank-you for your time and keep up the good work. Take Care Dr.
The official FDA recommendation is that finasteride (Propecia or Proscar) be stored at room temperature, between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C). Be sure that they are kept in a sealed, airtight container as the humidity where you live can get into the bottle. If you are cutting up the Proscar, do not cut more than one pill at a time or the humidity will damage the cut pills if they sit out too long without the protective coating.
As for your other question, the 7-10 years that you see is just a coincidence, as everyone balds at a different rate according to their genetic code (which can not be read). I can’t tell you what your future will be with regard to balding.