Where can I find Minoxidil/Finasteride/Rogaine and whitening toothpaste in Central Taiwan?

I’m trying to grow my sideburns, I have a thick beard and mustache but somehow my cheeks only grow super soft hair. So on reddit I found out about this

https://www.reddit.com/r/Minoxbeards/ and I want to try. I also need a dermaroller.

And I heard American toothpaste has whitening/bleaching properties. Is that true and if it is, do they sell them in Taiwan? If it’s not true, how do you bleach your teeth at home without spending thousands of dollars at the dentist?

baking soda?

I think Minoxidil is OTC in Taiwan. Finasteride is most likely not, but a pharmacy might sell it to you if you ask.

Jesus. I read Minoxidil Toothpaste and was thinking ‘what kind of a freak is this?’

I buy Minoxidil off this website: uscshopping.net

The patent for Minoxidil is still held by Rogaine in Taiwan, so Kirkland Minoxidil is not allowed to be sold here. The website ships it from the States. Very reliable.

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Finasteride is (practically?) OTC. Simply visit a few pharmacies to find one that carries the ultra affordable local brands.

I’ve been using “Finta F.C. tablets” since 2008, without problems. Typically below 150NT per 30pcs if I remember correctly, which lasts around 2 months (~1/3 tablet per day, but I normally just bite one in half)



I think Finasteride technically requires a prescription, but I’ve also never had an issue just asking for it at the pharmacy (in Hschinchu and Kaohsiung). Also dirt cheap (I don’t remember exactly how much, but $150 for 30pcs sounds about right)

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[quote=“Lao_Wang, post:4, topic:191638, full:true”]The patent for Minoxidil is still held by Rogaine in Taiwan, so Kirkland Minoxidil is not allowed to be sold here.

Sorry I’m kinda confused, is Rogaine the name of the medicine, of the name of the brand?

Minoxidil is the medicine in Rogaine. Rogaine is a brand name, there are other medications using minoxidil as well. They are OTC in Taiwan. As I’ve said, finasteride is probably not but most pharmacies will sell it to you if you ask nicely.

You can probably find it in a supermarket like Carrefour.

Don’t use too much because you’re in a hurry to grow your beard. Possible side effects from overusing:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches
  • Flushing
  • Blurred or altered vision
  • Numbness of the face, hands, and feet
  • Swelling of the face, hands, feet, and legs
  • Rapid weight gain

I got some Finasteride today and some hair thinning shampoo. Hopefully I can return to my youth ASAP!

edit; I mean thinning hair shampoo lol


loool I was shocked for a second, I thought you were being sarcastic.

Where did you buy them & what’s the name of the shampoo?

Sorry for late reply i didnt notice this - i got it from some tiny pharamcy in yilan, the shampoo is Nizoral which is pretty good so far

I heard finasteride can do weird things to you… like destroy your sex drive.

It can. Not for everyone though :zipper_mouth_face:


Well it’s a conundrum. Take finasteride because you want hair so you can attract mates, but it effectively make you not to want to have sex…

On Roosevelt road near Across street from taipower building you can get propeciA without Rx


Tough choice, grow hair or grow fat!