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I currently am being treated for depression, and am currently

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I currently am being treated for depression, and am currently in a good frame of mind. I am currently attending weekly CBT and taking 40mg Citalopram, and a magnesium supplementation.

I am interested in taking 1mg Finesteride for Male Pattern Baldness.

Is this suitable to take with my current complaints. I am concerned that the Finesteride could make my depression return. Is there evidence for this rationale
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Peter Bush replied 4 years ago.

Dr Peter Bush :

Hi, There are currently no interactions between these 2 drugs

JACUSTOMER-ttsr1khg- :

I read some research which stated it could worsen depression

Dr Peter Bush :

You should talk to your GP who will look over your whole medical history, though having just read the drug information there is no interaction between these 2 drugs or any information that it would worsen your depression

Dr Peter Bush :

Im sorry you feel I have given bad service, I always strive for excellent service, is there anything else you would like me to help you with today?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
This is a different expert.
It is correct that depression has been reported from finesteride.
This is not a drug interaction, but a side effect of the drug.

It is rare, but possible.

see this page under psychiatric.

Please let me know if you have further questions.
Please don’t forget a positive rating.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
I have you in the reply box but no post
Further questions??? simply use reply.

Can you do a positive rating? [only way we are paid by ja].