July 6 2006, 1:36 pm PT | Posted in: Drugs
I’m 30 and have been taking rogaine for the past 8 or 9 years. I recently got a prescription for propecia. Should I gradually get off of the rogaine?
Assuming that you have benefits from the Rogaine, you should assume that your hair is minoxidil dependent. That means that if you stop the minoxidil, the hair may fall out. Propecia will not prevent this phenemonon. I would suggest that you stay on the Rogaine and get your hair mapped out for miniaturization before starting the Propecia so you know what you are doing.