Hey Doc – I emailed you a while back and wanted to thank you for your response on the blog. I recently upped my dosage of finastride to 2.5 mg proscar after a 10 yrs of propecia (1mg), based on my HT surgeons advice. My hairloss had really progressed so this was a clear course of action. I intially had great results on proetica in my early 20s.
- My first question was related to dosing – I lift weights/workout intensely 6 days per week (often twice per day) and wondered if it would behoove me to split this dosage – 1.25 prior to weight lifting in the early evenings and 1.25 first thing in the morning, as recommended in your book.
- My second question was, does taking Finastride with a multivitamin, a vitamin C, a vitamin E, vitamin D, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium – all in seperate pills, and a protein shake (organic from non hormone cows) in the morning before I do some intense cardio (I eat no real food till I come back from the gym) have any impact on Finastride absorbtion/effectiveness?
I have read your book and realize it is ok to take Finastride with food but this may be a tad different.
Thanks in advance
- If you can keep up the regimen of taking a pill twice a day without forgetting, then go for it! Theoretically, it should give you a consistent level. Be sure to talk to your prescribing doctor to clarify this.
- I do not believe taking finasteride with your supplements or food or exercise has any real impact on its absorption.