Prescription drug treatment
that is suitable to one’s condition
It is recommended that you learn
about the drugs through sufficient consultation
with a specialist, and choose an appropriate treatment.
It sounds fascinating to see an advertising copy for hair loss treatments and hair loss treatment shampoos and creams. You may think your hair will start growing once you use it repeatedly, but, unfortunately, the only medicine that can treat your hair loss is through taking prescription drugs. The three certified drugs include Finasteride (Propecia), Dutasteride (Avodart), and Minoxidil. These drugs significantly slow down the progression of hair loss, and prevent hair from thinning. It is recommended that you study the effects and the side effects of these drugs through sufficient consultation with a specialist before taking a drug and choosing an appropriate treatment.
At NHI New Hair, a drug is prescribed as long as the patient wants, unless the patient has a specific reaction to it and administration of the drug must be stopped.
Drug Treatment / Finasteride
Preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes male pattern hair loss
Suppressing the activity of 5aR reductase, which is enriched around the hair follicles among hereditary hair loss patients
Due to the two above-mentioned effects, 90% of patients who took this drug for 5 years experienced discontinuation of hair loss in some parts, while half of the patients observed new hair growth.
On the contrary, 75% of the patients who did not take the drug continued to experience hair loss during the study.
Propecia slightly alleviated hair loss, especially at the top, by 30%, showing a slight improvement in 31% of patients, and a significant improvement in 5% of patients. However, in the case of hair around the forehead, a slight improvement was shown in 38% of the patients, moderate improvement in 4% of the patients, and no significant improvement among all patients. Thus, Propecia can effectively protect the hair at the top, while it is not as effective in preventing hair loss at the hairline. It is considered good fortune that Propecia can protect the top area, to which hair transplant is relatively difficult to administer.
How to Take Finasteride
Taking Propecia, the pioneer drug
Propecia has been verified by numerous studies to date, since Finasteride began to be used as a form of hair loss treatment. It is the most effective way to take Finasteride 1mg, though it is more expensive compared to similar drugs due to its originality.
Taking a copy (generic) drug
Many generic drugs, including Monad tab., are sold with Finasteride 1mg. Since the drugs have the same ingredient as Propecia, which is effective in addressing hereditary hair loss, they can be considered as having the same effect.
Taking a fourth of Proscar
This is the cheapest way to take Finasteride. Since Proscar is a drug that can treat prostate disease, it contains Finasteride 5mg, so it should be taken by dividing it into 4 to 5 portions, instead of taking it all at once
Taking propecia, the pioneer drug
Taking a copy (generic) drug
Taking a fourth of proscar
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