Taking Hair Loss by the Roots with Propecia

Male pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss, representing close to 95 percent of all cases of hair loss in men. And about half of all men experience male pattern hair loss by age 50.

Hair loss often begins with a receding hairline and/or slow balding at the crown. It is typically a progressive condition.

Scientists believe male pattern hair loss is inherited and that a chemical called dihydrotestosterone is the main reason for hair loss.

Dihydrotestosterone is a substance in the body that can shrink the hair follicle until it no longer produces visible hair.
Proprecia has been demonstrated effective in most men. In fact, in Food and Drug Administration reviewed clinical trials, two out of three men on Proprecia re-grew hair, as measured by actual hair counts. All of the men in the study not taking Proprecia lost hair.

Proprecia has a number of side effects and the company that produces it, Merck, states that they are refining the medication all the time. Dosage depends of what you and your physician deems is right for you. Before taking any new medication talk to your doctor to determine the right one for you. Proprecia may interact with other medications that you are taking. Although it is topical it still absorbs into he skin.

When subjects start taking Proprecia they might see a decrease in hair loss beginning in as little as three months. And by 6 to 12 months, they actually see new hair growth. According to the company, Proprecia doesn’t work after 12 months; it is unlikely to be of benefit. Studies have shown that if a person stops taking Proprecia, after a 12 month period the hair they gained is lost again. According to the company Proprecia has been used by more than 1 million men in the United States since the drug’s introduction in 1998.

Proprecia is the first and only United States Food and Drug Administration approved pill for the treatment of male pattern hair loss on the vertex and the anterior mid-scalp for men.

Proprecia is for the treatment of male pattern hair loss in men only and should not be used by women or children.

Women who are or may potentially be pregnant must not use Proprecia and should not handle crushed or broken Proprecia tablets because the active ingredient may cause abnormalities of a male baby’s sex organs.

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