Hair loss drugs Rogaine® (minoxidil) and Propecia® (finasteride) have side effects patients should note. Let’s compare these balding/thinning medications.
The risk of sexual dysfunction portrayed in recent media is severly misstated. While it is true that there is a low-risk of sexual side effects with monitoring and doctor follow-ups, these side effects can be managed and resolved without any lasting consequences.
There is a report in the May 2011 Journal of Sexual Medicine (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsm.2011.8.issue-6/issuetoc) on a number of patients who experienced persistent loss of libido and sexual dysfunction long after they had discontinued use of finasteride, also known as Propecia.
When it comes to restoring a head of hair, the decision generally comes down between thickening your existing hair growth and undergoing treatments to promote the regrowth of new hair in bald spots. Let’s look at what these two options have to offer.
While hair loss may occur, there are measures that you can take to help limit the degree of balding you experience. These different options for hair loss prevention can be beneficial down the line.