Clinical studies demonstrate that Topical Finasteride has clinically proven, evidence-based, scientific data to show its efficacy in growing hair and that it may have a lower side effect profile compared to oral Finasteride.
There are many side effects associated with ORAL Finasteride, especially sexual side effects.
There have been many clinical studies on TOPICAL Finasteride. The majority of those studies showed no sexual side effects for patients using Topical Finasteride, sometimes at a higher concentration than our formula. Specifically, out of the 7 clinical studies reported above, only one study showed one event with sexual side effects (testicular pain). This is 1 out of 268 subjects in all of the studies, which equates to a rate of 0.37%. In contrast, oral Finasteride is associated with sexual side effects in 1.8% to 3.8% of patients, which means that in the above 268 subjects, there should have been about 5 to 10 subjects experiencing some form of sexual side effects. However, this was not the case. With that said, it is recommended to titrate up the use of Topical Finasteride to avoid shocking the system, and our physicians will go over that with you.
Please remember that any side effect that may occur on oral Finasteride can possibly occur with Topical Finasteride, but according to clinical studies, the side effects may be lower.
Please note that patients may have different sensitivity to the Topical Finasteride, thus results and side effects may vary. Please consult with a physician before starting prescription strength Topical Finasteride.
In the case of Happy Head, you will have a physician consultation t determine eligibility for the Topical Finasteride. Eligibility is based on medical history, current degree of hair loss, allergies, etc.
Your physician will also review side effects with you in writing. We encourage our users to read our blog titled “Side Effects of Topical Finasteride: Review of Current Medical Literature.