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Topical Fin vs oral Fin


#1

Hello guys.

It’s been a long time since I posted on this forum. I am still currently doing well: stabilized Norwood 2 with an all out regimen including 1/2 proscar, 1000mg of nettle root (this one makes a big difference from proscar on its own), green tea, multivit, additional vitC (1g), vitE (800 i.u), gingko biloba, paba (1g), brewer’s yeast (1g), maca (1.5g, making a big difference as well), additional biotin (5mg). Topically: essential oils daily, 15% minox twice a day, revivogen twice a day (good one as well), coco oil and amla oil prior to shampooing once a week.

I am just contemplating switching (at least partly) to topical fin. Dr Klein’s promox has 0.1% fin. Since I would have 2ml a day, that would make 2mg of finasteride per topical route daily. How can this compare with the 2.5 mg of oral fin I take? To what extent can I consider replacing one with the other? Any idea? Any experience?

I would like to eliminate, as much as possible, the sexual sides of oral fin that I’ve been having since the beginning.

Thank you.


#2

Unfortunately the general finding is that topical Fin is worth very little, at least in terms of limiting sexual sides.

The stuff goes into your skin & affects your hair follicles just fine. But it also goes into the rest of your system almost as effectively as if you’s swallowed the pill.


#3

OK. Thank you cal. By the way, what about the alleged enhancement of efficiency of promox compared with remox?


#4

I can’t really answer that one.


#5

» OK. Thank you cal. By the way, what about the alleged enhancement of
» efficiency of promox compared with remox?

There might be some truth to topical finas. I used topical dutas before and I was seeing a slow down in hair loss, although I wasn’t sure if I used it correctly since all I did was to puncture the Avodart gel cap and apply the gel directly onto my scalp.


#6

I was under the impression that the sexual sides AREN’T encountered if using fin topically. Not being argumentative here - just that info on topical fin is all over the place.

Anyone else other than cal have some info/suggestions.


#7

» Unfortunately the general finding is that topical Fin is worth very little,
» at least in terms of limiting sexual sides.
»
» The stuff goes into your skin & affects your hair follicles just fine.
» But it also goes into the rest of your system almost as effectively as if
» you’s swallowed the pill.

actually not all of it will go into your skin, I’m pretty sure a part of that is washed away, that’s why I suppose it has reduced effect, as well as less influence on your sexual life. I suppose the oral one will be the best choice if you want to stop your hair-loss


#8

brm,

What brand of 15% minox are you using and where do you order from?


#9

Have 2 friends that have been using 1mg oral fin 5 years with slight side effects. Last 4 years they switched to topical fin as a replacement twice a day and have had a good response to it. No reported side effects. You have to remember that fin is dose dependent not everyone reacts the same. You can use as little as half a propecia pill or as brm 2.5 mg finasteride to see results. Not everyones hairloss is the same.