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Is Propecia a must before/leading up to hair transplant?


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It depends on your loss pattern and family history of hair loss. The general rule is to stabilize hair loss if possible with the meds before getting a transplant. Some get side effects from finasteride

I got them but I cut the dose in half and they have gone away. If you are going to be high on the norwood scale of loss I personally wouldn't even consider any kind of surgery without taking meds. You need to keep the hair you have. There are only so many donor grafts available.

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I cut it down to half of a 1mg pill every other day. It did stabilize my loss. Doctors won't prescribe under 1mg I don't think. I got a pill cutter and cut it in half. Some people get proscar which is the same drug basically and cut it in fours.

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