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Khizra Naz
Khizra Naz, GP
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  GP training at St helens and knowsely trust (Acute Worcestershire Hospital Trust, Ul
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If finasteride isnt working a 1mg is it safe or potrntially

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If finasteride isnt working a 1mg is it safe or potrntially more effective to double the dose to 2mg for my hair loss
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Khizra Naz replied 19 days ago.

Hello My name is***** will try my best to help you today

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Khizra Naz replied 19 days ago.

IT's not a recommended dose. You can only use 1mg for hair loss-increasing the dose would have it's side effects.

I won't advise this.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Ok thanks, ***** ***** used topical minoxidil in the past, which did actually help, i had hair grow back and stay for a while but for watever reason it all started to fall out again, any thoughts on why this could be? id like to try oral minoxidil as a treatment but seems soo hard to get hold.of as to.my understanding, gps are not licenced to prescribe. I know this is an option as there are some that can prescribe off licenence, not sure on who to approach or ask?
Expert:  Khizra Naz replied 19 days ago.

Hair loss is usually genetic, minoxidil and finasteride are not cure but they do help.

The only cause I can think of is genetic.