Does Propecia (finasteride) work better on patients in their 30’s vs. other age groups?
According to a study of 118 men (range 20 – 61 years old) with androgenic alopecia (AGA) from 2011, patients over 30 years old with higher AGA grades demonstrated more improvement than their younger counterparts with a smaller degree of hair loss.
This is currently the longest investigation of finasteride 1mg (Propecia) efficacy. I should also mention that side effects were reported in 6% of patients (decreased libido and erectile dysfunction). Persistence of hair growth was not significantly less after ten (10) years versus after five (5) years of therapy.
Dr. Carlos Wesley
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