November 3 2011, 12:47 pm PT | Posted in: Drugs
I recently went to my Family doctor and told him about my hair loss problem. He prescribed me proscar which he said I have to cut in quarters and take it daily. I asked him how long my hair would last on this medication. He specifically told me as long as I am taking the medication I can have my hair forever, till the day I die sort of speak. He told me he has had patients on proscar for 15-20 years that still have all their hair and are well into their 30’s and 40’s now.
I am 28 years old, so I am hoping my hair loss stops by the time I am in my 30’s, b/c so far my hair loss hasn’t progressed that much since I started to 1st notice I was losing hair. Do you think me having hair well into my 40’s and 50’s is a realistic goal with proscar?
I know how cliche this sounds, but nothing lasts forever and everyone is different. Propecia/Proscar (finasteride) is not a cure for hair loss. It helps slow down the process. Some patients respond very well to the drug, while others do not. I cannot predict how you will do with the medication.
One of my favorite patients has been on finasteride for 14 years and it completely reversed his crown loss, which is still the case today. So it is possible that the medication can help for a long time… but I have no idea if that will be the case for you.