What Dosage of Propecia Should I Take? | Hair Loss & Hair Transplant Surgery Guide

Propecia is given to you to take every day in a 1mg tablet. This is to maintain a consistent level of the drug within your blood stream to enable it to have an affect on your hair follicles. It is a good idea to try and take your medication at the same time each day to keep a balanced level of the hormones in your blood. This 1mg dosage is lower than the drug Proscar that treats enlarged prostates with a 5mg dose per day but it is more than sufficient to treat hair loss.

What if I miss a dose?

If you have missed your dose for the day, then if it is not too long after the usual time you were meant to take Propecia, then you can take the medication and carry on as normal. However, it is advised to skip this dosage if it is too near to the time of your next pill. Under no circumstance should you double dose as this will not stop the hair loss any quicker but will most likely bring on more side effects. You must also not use the higher dose drug Proscar in the hope that it will be more effective because it will not increase the effect of hair regrowth.

What if I overdose?

If you overdose, you must seek emergent medical attention by going to casualty or ringing the poison help line. There have not been many cases of overdoses so the effects are relatively unknown but it is believed that an overdose does not cause life-threatening symptoms. However, this does not mean that this is not a serious issue and you should seek help straight away. Treatment for an overdose may involve having your stomach pumped and given fluid via an intravenous drip.

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