I’ve been prescribed Proscar for male pattern baldness (mpb) by my doctor in October 2007. It’s 5mg and I’m taking 1 tablet per day. Is this too much? Could I be risking my health taking this dosage? Would I experience hair shedding if I reduce the dose?
Please don’t take one tablet of Proscar per day for hair loss unless your physician has instructed you to do this directly. The recommended dosage is only 1mg of finasteride and one Proscar tablet contains 5mg, which is way too much. Go to your local pharmacy and buy a pill splitter, cut the pill into quarters, and take one quarter of it daily. You may even consider skipping the 5th day. This will translate to approximately 1mg of finasteride daily, which is exactly what is contained in Propecia. I doubt that cutting down the dosage will induce additional hair shedding as only 1mg daily is needed to treat baldness.