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2016-10-13 New Generics vs Propecia?:

In general,  the FDA is more lenient with the generics. There can be a 20% reduction in medication with the generics. We prescribe the 5mg   finasteride and have the patients get a pill splitter and have

2016-06-21 9yr old daughter hair loss:

Telogen effluvium is the name for temporary hair loss due to shedding of resting or telogen hair after some shock to the system. New hair continues to grow. Telogen hair has a bulb or club-shaped tip.

2016-04-25 E\D due to Minoxidil:

The only other treatment that is really effective for hair loss is Propecia or finasteride 1mg per day. You can continue topical minoxidil. There is the laser hair comb and Nioxin shampoo which is supposed

2016-04-23 E\D due to Minoxidil:

I have never seen this problem with topical minoxidil. I would stop the medication and see if you improve.

2016-04-05 Hair Loss After Surgery:

You most likely have a telogen effluvium. In our office we treat this condition with B12 shots, 1cc, once a month for 3-4 months. This helps resolve the telogen effluvium.  This condition can resolve on


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