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    Default Best/Most effective way to take Finasteride

    Hey guys,
    I have recently started taking Proscar. I would just like to know what is the best and most effective way to take it? The tablet is a 5mg tablet but i split it up into quarters and I take 1/4 a day. What time of the day is the best time to take it? How effective is the small 1/4 piece of the tablet? Should i take it after a meal or does that even matter since the 1/4 piece is so small?

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    I don't think it matters , I just take it between 12-3 in the afternoon 1mg

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    It probably doesn't matter. A few studies I've seen show that your testosterone is the highest early morning (~5-6AM) which is probably the time you have the highest DHT level also. It it were me I would take it before I went to bed for that reason. It stays in your system a long time though so it probably doesn't matter.

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    Just like to know, as I'm doing some researching, how effective is the M W F routine? I know fin has a short half life but it's effects are long lasting... and so shouldn't this routine be just as effective as 1mg a day?

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    I think it's funny they say the half life is 6 hours, while the effects of Fin go far longer than that. See page 400 here: http://books.google.com/books?id=v0Q...ar%20&pg=PA400 . Also its interesting that the half life of Dut is 5 weeks!! That sounds more like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngin View Post
    I think it's funny they say the half life is 6 hours, while the effects of Fin go far longer than that. See page 400 here: http://books.google.com/books?id=v0Q...ar%20&pg=PA400 . Also its interesting that the half life of Dut is 5 weeks!! That sounds more like it.
    So theoretically, an every other day or mon/wed/fri routine would be just as effective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alik4n View Post
    So theoretically, an every other day or mon/wed/fri routine would be just as effective?
    Looks that way to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngin View Post
    Looks that way to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngin View Post
    Looks that way to me.
    No! Taking it every other day or MWF is not going to be as effective. Just take the normal dose. 1mg every day. Why overcomplicate? If you're trying to save money, get generic.

    As for timing, anytime is ok, but be consistent, I like to take it before going to bed, because I know I won't forget then. Food doesn't matter, I prefer to take it before so it can hit my bloodstream ASAP.

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    Just take it around the same time everyday. Nuff said.

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