Switched from propecia to finesteride. Is it the same drug?
I just switched from propecia (1mg) to finesteride (taking a 5mg pill and cutting into four pieces and taking one a day, does of 1.25mg/day).
Are Finesteride and propecia the same exact drug where one is 5mg and one is 1mg?
The reason I ask is, I had another HT procedure back in July. I've been taking finesteride for about 8 to 10 days now and today on my pillow, I noticed about 20 hairs on it. Prior to this, I always noticed a few hairs.
If finesteride is propecia, then one possible reason for this high amount of hair on my pillow case is the material of the pillow case. I just got a new set of sheets and cases and they are no where as smooth and frictionless as the other pillow cases I had. If I slide my hand across the old cases, it's very smooth, sliding my hand across the new cases is almost like sliding it across a surface with rubber in it. I'm wondering if these new pillow cases are tugging at my hairs as i change positions during sleeping.
Either this or finesteride isn't propecia...
Thanks in advance to all who respond.