Hello doctor, I was wondering if you could help me with a conundrum I’m thinking about: I see some people start taking fin for a solid 6 months to a year, see if hair loss stabilizes, and then are advising people to take min. My derm prescribed me a compounded fin / min topical , and I’m a little worried about taking fin/ min together in case I stop just the min, and want to continue taking the fin. Would it be wise in any instance to insist on taking both at once, or would taking fin first then waiting for min always be a safe result?
Both may work better in many men (the majority of men respond to oral minoxidil but only 40% will respond to the topical form). These two drugs act differently, so taking them both gives you the best shot at addressing the hair loss