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How long do I have to take hair loss medication for (Finasteride, Minoxidil)?


>When a patient starts the combinated
medicines Finasteride and Minoxidil I normally see the patient
for check up in a year. The vast vast majority of young men
respond incredibly well to this medication and I’m often asked the same
question how long do I have to take this for. Unfortunately this medication is not
a cure it’s a very effective treatment but it is not a cure and I like to
emphasize that point. You don’t have to take Finasteride and
Minoxidil for the rest of your life but you do need to take for the rest of
the life of your hair. Some patients would get five years
benefits I’ve had some patients who run it for over fifteen years.

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