View Full Version : 1.5 months on Minox, ok to start Fin?

09-28-2012, 09:46 PM
As the title says, is it ok to start Fin at this stage, will I somehow be interrupting the effects of Minoxidil if I do this?

I know it's kind of an obscure question, but I figure there'd be people who've been in the same situation.

09-29-2012, 10:18 AM
Minoxidil is a growth "agent".

Finasteride is a stop-loss "agent".

They are synergistic and meant to be taken together for maximal effect on many people.

With that said though, finasteride may still cause hairs to go through a quickened cycle which may seem to have an effect on minoxidils effectiveness but its unrelated.

Dr. Glenn Charles
09-30-2012, 06:26 PM
I generally have my patients wait 3 months before starting a second treament or medication. I admit I usually recommend starting the Finasteride first, but there is no exact formula.