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Hello. I had a hair transplant in 2003 and took Propecia from then until 2012. Now I am using geneic Proscar. I seem to notice a couple of hairs fall out when I run my fingers through my hair. Has anyone had bad experiences with generics? Does anyone know if finasteride grows hair that might then fall out? I'm worried the quality might be poor and I'm slowly losing what I have. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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When I was on Propecia, I did notice a major change for the worse when switching to generic.

My doctor also said he said seen this before with some other patients.

 

In the end I stopped Fin, but if you are going to take it I recommend the official brand from Merck

go dense or go home

 

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I have heard of a few people stating this, but I really don't know. If it is actually finasteride that blocks DHT, I don't see how it would be any different. I have heard respected people make this claim and I have had respected people say it is bunk, so I really don't know.

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Spanker below is similar to what I have heard in the past as well.

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/159734-question-about-finasteride.html

 

From Joe

It is recommended to all of our patients to stick with brand name Merck Proscar. Since Proscar has been cleared for "generic equivalents" by the FDA we have had some patients switch only to come back and tell us their hair started to fall out. This is why our prescriptions have been updated to include "no generic equivalent allowed".

go dense or go home

 

Unbiased advice and opinions based on 25 plus years of researching and actual experience with hair loss, hair restoration via both FUT & FUE, SMP, scalp issues including scalp eczema & seborrheic dermatitis and many others

 

HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

(*indicates actual experience with doctor)

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sometimes the filler and other additives in generics can cause different reactions even though the main active ingredient in the clinically studied brand form is the same

 

these generics do not go through the same multi-year year rigorous testing that the original brand does

 

although, gov't healthcare agencies continue to push all generics

 

sadly, who knows?

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sometimes the filler and other additives in generics can cause different reactions even though the main active ingredient in the clinically studied brand form is the same

 

these generics do not go through the same multi-year year rigorous testing that the original brand does

 

although, gov't healthcare agencies continue to push all generics

 

sadly, who knows?

 

I always thought it was all the same just that maybe the manafacturer doesnt fully doseit correctly or maybe its fake.

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