February 10 2009, 10:36 am PT | Posted in: Drugs
Are there any data on the long-term effects of minoxidil use? I’m going for a prostate biopsy after a reading of 11+ and saw there is some connection with propecia (which I don’t use). Thanks.
There is no long term side effect of minoxidil, particularly with the prostate. The connection with Propecia (finasteride) and the prostate is that the medication drops the PSA level and has a preventive impact against prostate cancer in men with normal prostates. Minoxidil works differently than Propecia, and as such, minoxidil has no impact or connection to the prostate.