Yes, keep in mind that the FDA dose for finasteride is 1mg every day. Propecia is the brand name for 1mg finasteride. However, if you buy brand name Propecia you will spend like 8 times what you'll spend on 5mg finasteride. I know it doesn't make any sense, but that's Big Pharma for you. The best thing to do is buy finasteride which comes in 5mg tabs, then use a pill splitter to cut them into quarters. You'll end up with 1.25mg doses, but that extra .25 won't do any harm. Most doctors in the know will prescribe finasteride over Propecia to save you money, and will say to take 1/4 pill every day. Minoxidil should be used 2x a day, every day. Don't buy brand name Rogain -- just generic minoxidil. Go to Costco or Target or some place, and you can pick up 6 months worth for very little money. It's nonhormonal and the worst sides people get from it is an irritated scalp if they are sensitive to the alcohol or PPG in the carrier.