I recently decided to see a doctor for my hair loss. I’m a 29 year old man and my doctor said the best thing was to start on finasteride and suggested that a prescription for generic proscar and splitting the tablets was the better way to go due to cost. I’m comfortable doing this but wanted to know the best way. Should I quarter the pills and then skip every 5th day or take 1.25 mg everyday?
Your prescribing doctor should have given dosage instructions. For my patients that cut the generic 5mg pill, I recommend they quarter the pill and take one piece daily. If you can cut it into 5 even pieces that would be ideal, but not likely done with ease. Skipping a day is not recommended.