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Will taking finasteride 1mg daily thin out my beard

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Will taking finasteride 1mg daily thin out my beard
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip

No it won't

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
But it blocks dht
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

Yes but that won't thin your beard

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Someone I knew had a thick beard and after starting finasteride it killed his beard
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

That wasn't from the finasteride

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
He took it for a year
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
He does not take any other medication
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

There are other reasons for that like low thyroid and a vitamin deficiency

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
How sure are you that it can’t affect my beard
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

100%

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
That it won’t affect my beard?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

I'm sure it won't affect your beard

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

You're welcome