To date, Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are the only FDA approved non-surgical hair loss solutions proven to stop hair loss and regrow hair. While Propecia’s website advises balding men to take 1mg daily for optimal benefit, some hair restoration physicians suggest taking half the dosage and sometimes even every other day.
Coalition member Dr. Cooley has discussed this topic in the past and doesn’t necessarily recommend a particular dosage to his patients – rather he teaches hair loss sufferers on the facts of the medication so they can make educated decisions on the dosage to take. See “Taking Propecia Every Other Day” for Dr. Cooley’s views on taking Propecia.
On this discussion thread, members share their experiences and discuss whether Propecia provides maximum benefit taken daily or at other dosages and frequencies. You are encouraged to join in the discussion and offer your experience.