Jump to content

Finasteride shedding / receding hairline


Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

I have a question about finasteride and shedding. I’ve been taking finasteride for nearly three months, and my receding hairline seems to have worsened. I’ve read about finasteride and shedding. Have anyone experienced this, or does shedding occur in all areas with remaining hair?? Or does my situation indicate that the medication isn’t working? Appreciate any insights 

To prevent side effects, I take a dosage of 1mg four times a week.

Best regards 




Edited by Emil
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

A lot of people experience a shed in the first few months of use. It speeds up the fall out cycle, so new hair can start growing in. It's like acne medication. You get really bad very fast at first before it all clears up. You should start to see regrowth in the next few months. 


Forum Moderator

(formerly BeHappy)

I am a forum moderator for hairrestorationnetwork.com. I am not a Dr. and I do not work for any particular Dr. My opinions are my own and may not reflect the opinions of other moderators or the owner of this site. I am also a hair transplant patient and repair patient. You can view some of my repair journey here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...