- Jan 16, 2006
The tabs are called Loniten, they also come as a generic Minox.Good info. I much rather take a pill than use a topical every day, especially if there are no sides to it. What doctor prescribes it? I wasn't aware it existed in oral form.
My script is actually compounded at the pharmacy and includes the finasteride, minoxidil and biotin all in 1 tab $120 for 90 days supply, cash price. Script comes from hair doctor. You may be able to get individual scripts from your PCP though which may be a bit cheaper, since both meds are like $10 per month each depending on insurance. Actually have to talk to my PCP about this next visit to see if they will do it.
If you want the doc info let me know. I did mine visit virtual with Facetime. Called them to inquire about transplant and they suggested I try the meds first before going all in. They also want you on the meds for a good 90 days or so anyway even if you do want a full transplant since it helps strengthen the existing hair prior to surgery. Success of transplant is only as good the quality of hair being used ya know. Luckily it worked out and I never needed the transplant and have been on the meds for several years now. Can pin well over 1000mg test weekly without any further thinning.