I have been using Finapecia (1mg) since August 2007. I still have hair fall. Should there be any increase in the dosage…should I be taking 2mg instead? Should I switch to Finax, rather than Finapecia?
Hair shedding can be normal up to 50-100 hairs daily. See the normal hair growth cycle. The question is, is your hair getting thinner? Finpecia (or Propecia which contains finasteride) sometimes takes some time to work for hair loss which is why it is recommended to use it for at least 1 year before giving up. The best way to determine whether or not it is working for you is to take quarterly (or monthly if you want more data) pictures and compare them to see if your hair is getting worse (possible sign of it not working), staying the same or improving (both signs that finasteride could be working). Switching to Finax won’t make any difference as it still contains the same active ingredient.