Hi, thanks for your site, it’s been a tremendous help.
I’ve been taking finasteride for about two years now, and wanted to go about renewing my subscription. Unfortunately, my doctor is swamped seemingly, and I’ve had to make my appointment 85 days from now.
I’ve had a very positive reaction with the drug and have grown back most of the hair I’d lost (I started in its early stages) and was wondering what the best way to ration out the pills would be in order to minimize hair loss. Should I continue taking the 23 remaining pills and then tough out the next two months, or would I be able to squeeze some benefit out of taking one roughly every 4 days until my appointment?
Thanks a lot!
Why don’t you call your doctor’s office and explain that you would just like a renewal of the same medication that you have been taking at least until he/she is able to see you? I am sure the doctor would have no issues with this.
The half-life of Propecia is short, so if you HAD to ration them out, I’d think splitting each pill might be the best bet so that you get at least some finasteride each day. But first, call your doctor and see if that resolves the renewal problem.