Finasteride is a 5-a redactase inhibitor, which is the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. This drug is able to significantly reduce the serum concentration of dihydrotestosterone, thereby reducing the undesirable androgenic effects caused by its presence. Acts quickly, one 1 mg tablet reduces the concentration of dihydrotestosterone by 65% in 24 hours. For medical purposes, this drug is used to treat two diseases.
Due to its specific nature, finasteride does not have much effect on other hormones in the body. It does not bind to the androgen receptor and does not have androgenic, antiandrogenic, estrogenic, or antiestrogenic properties. It should not affect levels of cortisol, thyroid stimulating hormone, or thyroxine, and should not alter HDL or LDL cholesterol levels.
Benefits of taking the drug
Propecia has great potential for athletes using steroids. As you know, the dihydrotestosterone metabolite is the cause of the undesirable androgenic effects caused by testosterone intake. High levels of dihydrotestosterone accumulate in some tissues cause phenomena such as oily skin, acne, body and facial hair growth, and baldness.
By minimizing the production of dihydrotestosterone, we reduce many side effects and stabilize testosterone levels. In many cases, Propecia can be combined with other steroids (testosterone esters such as cypionate, enanthate, Sustanon, etc.).
Of course, we must not forget that all steroids activate the androgen receptor. Although this drug reduces androgenic activity, there is no drug that can completely eliminate the appearance of side effects when taking steroids.
There are no studies on what dose will be the most optimal when taking steroids. Logically, 1 tablet of 1 mg of Propecia per day is enough.
In clinical practice, one single tablet gives a strong effect. But if after some time the androgenic effect is too great, then you can increase the number of tablets per day or switch to Propecia (5 mg tablet).
Propecia is quite expensive drugs, with an increase in the dose it is unprofitable to use them. It may be best to keep the dosage at the lowest effective level. And the point here is not the price, but the fact that in many cases dihydrotestosterone has a positive effect on the nervous and reproductive systems.
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