I am a woman and have been prescribed a dose of 5mg of finasteride daily for hair loss. It is working, but I am concerned about the high dosage. Since I am not of childbearing age, do I need to be concern about it?how long do I use it?
Women who have a high androgen level and genetic balding may be helped by finasteride. I do not know the proper dosage, but the 1mg dose should work. The experience with women shows that those who do not have a virulizing problem with higher than normal androgens, should not see any benefit from finasteride. You can read Treatments Available for Female Hair Loss for more information.