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Propecia Vs Proscar

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Hi

 

I have been on Proscar for a few years now and like many of you I take 1/5 of a tablet every day.

 

I was wondering whether cutting the tablet affects its potency? i.e. by the time you take the last 'bit' of the tablet, it will have been around for a few days.

 

Anyone got any thoughts on this?

 

Thanks

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The only thing I've heard about cutting the tablets up is that you may get more of a dose of active ingredient in one bit than another, although personally I doubt that. And even if that were the case I know a lot of folk only have half a tab every other day and that is supposed to be OK.

 

I don't think the cutting will have any effect on the active ingredients as I understand that the coating is more to protect the tablet then to hold in 'the goodness'!!

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My girlfriend, who is a H******* pharmacist, tells me that exposure to temperature/humidity extremes and UV light can cause certain drugs to decompose and hence reduces their potency - although most drugs are apparently relatively resistant to these environmental changes.

 

I use a pill cutter and store the cut pieces of Proscar in there; in turn I stick the pill cutter in a cupboard.

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