I have been taking Propecia now for only 2 weeks. I know that is it too early to see any new hair growth but my question is, is it normal to experience hair loss or additional hair shedding at this stage?
Thank you for your inquiry,
As you know, 2 weeks is way too early to assess whether or not Propecia (finasteride) is going to work for you. Though Propecia begins working bio-chemically right away, it can take up to 3 months to begin reversing the hair miniaturization process that occurs in hereditary hair loss. It can take up to 6 months to 1 year to see any cosmetic improvement in appearance of your hair.
Be assured however, that Propecia won’t cause additional hair loss.
It is possible that you will experience some additional hair shedding over the course of the first 3 months. What is actually happening is that the weaker, finer, miniaturized hairs are forced into catagen (the resting phase) and then telogen (the shedding phase) to make way for the new hair being produced by the follicle (the anagen stage). The new hair will grow back thicker and stronger if indeed Propecia is working for you.
I hope this helps.