Propecia, Rogaine - Side Effects - Hair Replacement Systems

Propecia or Rogaine, the Right Choice for Me?

  Propecia-Rogaine Finasteride Minoxidil,

      Side effects - Do they work?  How long do they last?

A national TV ad campaign is running for one of the two legitimate hair restoration products: Propecia  (Finasteride) or Rogaine (Minoxidil) that states “85% of men successfully grew hair.” WOW, 85% sounds GREAT doesn’t it?


   What they conveniently left out of the commercial was “How Much Hair” they grew. if two new hairs grew from using their product they can legally claim it "grew hair." The information presented here will put some real numbers on those claims as well as cover possible Side Effects. Read on for the rest of the story. 

Lotions, Potions & Toads  

   There are 1,000’s of miracle herbs, shampoos and “Ancient Chinese Remedies” that according to their sales pitches, grow hair. The fact is that Rogaine (Minoxidil) and Propecia (Finasteride) are the only hair growing preparations recognized as even mildly effective by the medical and scientific community. We emphasize they are at best, MILDLY effective.

How well does Propecia or Rogaine actually work?

    The best candidates are younger men under 35 in early balding stages and who have a good amount of vellus (thin, peach fuzz) in their balding area. If you don’t meet that criteria, don’t waste your time and money; you won’t see results.


Rogaine (Minoxidil) 

    Rogaine was originally taken internally to treat high blood pressure. An interesting side effect was that it seemed to have the ability to reverse or slow down the balding process in some men. Rogaine may slow down hair loss and is reported to stimulate limited hair growth in about 25% of patientDoes Rogaine or  Minoxidil work?s who use it.           

   However, Upjohn admits that “no effect on frontal baldness has been demonstrated with Rogaine.”


Propecia (Finasteride)

   Propecia was originally used as a prostate enlargement medication. Like Minoxidil, it has demonstrated an ability to slow hair thinning and promote hair growth in some men with mild to moderate hair loss.

 What are Side Effects, Propecia Rogaine Finasteride Minoxidil?

   In a double blind study, effects on hair growth (if any) began about three months after starting treatment. The average density in males without hair loss is 2000 per square inch. In balding patients, the average density was 800. After one year of treatment, the balding patients had an average density of 900 in the one-inch observation site plus a somewhat increased hair diameter. An increase of 12% in hair density is hardly something to get excited about for all that time and expense, wouldn’t you agree?


   Both drugs require a lifetime commitment. If treatment is stopped, any gains experienced will completely reverse themselves and cannot be recovered. If you are not willing to commit to a lifetime of putting a chemical substance into your system, don’t even start, it’s a waste of time. 

Rogaine and Propecia reported Side Effects

   We could literally fill dozens of pages of reported side effects, these are just a sample of some of the more common side effects as reported by users.


Feeling strange on Propecia

   "Today I've decided to stop Propecia. Having read all the posts I have noticed that after 3 months of Propecia I have most of the symptoms mentioned such as: absent-mindedness, sex problems, suffering from Insomnia, and I absolutely feel strange."        

Mood Swings

   "Is there a side effect noted in Propecia of mood swings, irritability, loss of anger control? My husband is taking Propecia and shortly after he started he started exhibiting these "symptoms". He is now going to a psychiatrist for this. However, I work for a dermatologist and have noted two patients who have also been complaining of the same "side effects", i.e. irritability, short tempers, mood swings." 


  "I have been using Minoxidil for approx. 2 months now. I find that I am always feeling tired".

Heart Problems Minoxidil  

   According to the Food and Drug Administration, "Hair re-growth has not been shown to last longer
than 48 weeks of continuous treatment in large clinical trials with Minoxidil topical solution 5% for men." In cases where too much Minoxidil has been absorbed through the skin there are some heart related symptoms; chest pain, fast heartbeat, or irregular heartbeat. If you experience any of these symptoms you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.

10 Years on Rogaine  

   "Ok, I have been using Rogaine for about ten years right now. I am 31 years old. Recently I have had terrible heart pains, and fluttering of the heart and irregular heart beats. I honestly thought that I was having a heart attack at age 31. There was no reason for this I thought, I am in pretty good health. Now just by a chance, I had gotten off of Rogaine for about a month.
   After about a month I realized that I just felt better. My heart wasn't fluttering as much, I had lost a little weight, and a lot of the numbness and joint inflammation I was experiencing went away.
   Then I laid off the Rogaine completely, now for 3 months. The heart problems I was experiencing, fluttering and shooting pains, are completely gone. My heart is totally back to normal. A lot of the numbness and inflammation in my body is gone. It is my sincere belief that this was all because of Rogaine."

Rogaine Growth only lasts 48 Weeks
  The 2% Minoxidil has been shown to stimulate hair growth in only about 30% of male patients. That means 3 out of 10 men have some hair growth, the rest have none. Also, new hair growth doesn't last beyond 48 weeks.
   It hasn't been shown to create any new hair grow after 48 weeks. After then, your hair only continues to grow at its natural rate.

Propecia and Sexual Side Effects

  "Propecia was prescribed to me prior to hair transplantation. I was quoted the same comforting statistics shared by the manufacturer. From the first week on the medication the sexual side effects were, in a word, drastic. I literally felt as if I had lost all sensation below my waist. This condition only improved after I refused to take any more of the medication. I then found numerous web-sites where other men had complained of the same side-effects I had but never seemed to show up in any studies.
   Speaking for myself, I would rather be as bald as a billiard ball for life before I ever take this medication again."

      What Happens if you Stop Using Propecia or Minoxidil?

   When you stop using a product like Propecia or Minoxidil, you stop getting the benefits of that product and your hair begins to fall out again. Your hair will continue to fall out until you have lost all the hair that you would have lost if you had never used the product.

   After that the hair falls out at whatever rate it was falling out before you started using the product.

                 Magical Shampoos and other Secret Remedies

    The FDA has brought suits against literally hundreds of these bogus products only to see them spring up again under another name. While you probably won’t be harmed by using any of these so called cures, neither will they produce results. The only certainty is that you will continue to lose hair and your wallet will continue to get lighter. More than 3 billion dollars each year are wasted on these “miracle” products.
   Think about this; if any of them actually WORKED, you would be hearing about it on every TV station and reading about it in every Newspaper and Magazine in the country, right? A word of advice; you might want to save your money by avoiding these bogus products. Only Propecia or Rogaine have the slightest benefit and for most they aren't worth the effort, expense and possible side effects.

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