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    Default 5mg finasteride cut down instead of 1mg?

    Hi guys. I've been taking 1mg finasteride for 4 years now with great results. I've used both generic and brand name and haven't noticed a difference between the two. My pharmacist recently recommended I ask my doctor for a 5mg prescription and cut them down into fifths. He said this would save a lot of money. (I'm sure there is already a thread on this but I couldn't find one.)
    My fear is that by cutting the 5mg tabs, I may not be getting 1mg exactly every day and I may start to loose hair. At least with 1mg tabs, I know I'm getting the dose I need. Has anyone else switched from 1mg to 5mg? Did you notice a difference in hair loss? Did you have difficulty cutting the tabs? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    I personally take Proscar (way cheaper...). I get it online to save $$. Just search for keyword "STOP4BALD" in Google to find the reliable source. I use one of the tablet cutters to divide my 5mg into quarters. Probably best to use a steady hand and a sharp razor blade. Just carefully cut the pill into fourths leaving one piece larger than the rest then simply cut that piece in half again.

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    Hi there,

    See my videos on here as they will help. Don't sweat cutting 5mg tab EXACTLY. As long as you consume it over 4/5 day its going to make no difference at all.

    https://www.spexhair.com/uk-finasteride-prescriptions/

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