I’ve been taking finasteride for about 6 months. For the first few months, I was taking 1/4 tablet of Proscar daily however, due to severe dryness of the skin on my face after taking finasteride for only a few months, I now take it every 3 days. can you please let me know whether taking 1/4 tablet of Proscar every 3 days is still effective to stop hair loss?
According to the Propecia website, dry skin is not a reported side effect of finasteride. However, you are the second person I’ve heard claim this in the last 2 months.
The recommended FDA approved dosage of finasteride is 1mg daily. However, in the event side effects occur, many leading hair restoration physicians have suggested their hair loss patients try taking 1mg every other day. In my opinion, consult with a qualified hair loss doctor and get their recommendation on an appropriate dosage for you.