Originally Posted by DaveB23
I'm sorry that I'm responding to your question with a question of my own, I don't know anything about mylan/northstar tablets, but maybe since you've been taking finasteride for a while you could help me?
Ive been using minoxidil for 13 months now, and while its helped stop my thinning and improve the hair I have left, it hasn't done anything to regrow the hair I had already lost before starting minoxidil.
In your time using finasteride (around 4 years right?) has it actually helped REGROW hair that was ALREADY lost prior to beginning your treatment? Or has it only helped maintain the hair you had left when you began treatment?
Also, I have a prescription for Propecia, but I don't want to use the 'brand' stuff because of how expensive it is compared to generic. In your experience does the generic stuff work exactly like the brand stuff? And can you get the generic stuff without a prescription at the pharmacy or does it still require a prescription?
Thanks in advance man, really appreciate it
Good questions. I don't feel the finasteride actually did regrow hair that I had lost. But it definitely helped me keep the hair I had, which was definitely worth it.
And the propecia is definitely too expensive. The generic works just as well, I used propecia for two years with good results and when switching to the generic, there was no difference at all (except for now of course, with this northstar stuff). The propecia tablets just look a little fancier and you don't have to split them apart since they're already in 1mg doses from what I recall. The minor annoyance of splitting the pill is worth the savings and I'm used to it.
And unfortunately, the generic stuff also requires a prescription.
And I deeply appreciate the response about asking for a specific brand at the pharmacy. I wouldn't be surprised if they switched to this cheaper Northstar brand to appeal to customer's wallets. There isn't still a chance I could take back the unopened trays of northstar pills and swap them for the Mylan brand is there? I'll end up asking my pharmacist anyway, but just was curious in the meantime. What a fantastic forum.