I am 21 with genetic hair loss.
I am taking propecia and minoxidil 12.5% + Azelaic Acid. If treatment works after, can I stop propecia and carry on with minoxidil 12.5% + Azelaic Acid?
As I’ve noted before, if you have any results from Propecia (finasteride 1mg) and stop taking it, you’ll see those results reverse. I’m not sure how long you’ve been using these medications, but I hope you talk to your prescribing physician before adjusting your treatments.
Even at the rather high 12.5% strength, minoxidil doesn’t maintain the benefits of Propecia (and vice versa). This is usually why I recommend starting with one medication and then adding another later, so you can get a better idea of which drug is giving you the best benefits. If you started both at the same time and decided to stop taking Propecia, you’re gambling that your visible results are just from minoxidil.