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Finasteride (Generic Propecia)

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Finasteride is a tablet indicated for the treatment of pattern baldness in men, also known as androgenetic alopecia. It contains the active ingredient with the same name, which is a type of 5a-reductase inhibitor.

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  • Finasteride, Propecia or Proscar for a condition other than hair loss

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  • - You will contact us and inform your GP of your medication if you experience any side effects of treatment, if you start new medication or if your medical conditions change during treatment. 
  • - The treatment is solely for your own use 
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What is Finasteride and what does it do?

Finasteride is a tablet indicated for the treatment of pattern baldness in men, also known as androgenetic alopecia. It contains the active ingredient with the same name, which is a type of 5a-reductase inhibitor.

Finasteride slows down hair loss by decreasing the levels of DHT in the scalp, which is a hormone closely linked to thinning of the hair.

When is Finasteride prescribed?

Finasteride may be prescribed to men who suffer from the early stages of male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia. Even though male pattern baldness does not pose a risk your health, many men choose to seek treatment for the condition.

Finasteride tablets are only indicated for use in adult men over the age of 18. It may be prescribed to prevent further hair loss and to encourage and increase hair growth on the scalp.

Is Finasteride suitable for my condition?

Finasteride may be suitable if you suffer from mild to moderate hair loss due to male pattern baldness. The condition is characterised by a receding hairline, followed by thinning of the hair on the crown of the scalp and temples.

Please note, Finasteride will not regrow hair if you suffer from complete hair loss. Certain medicines and conditions may affect the suitability of this treatment.
Do not use Finasteride if any of the below applies to you:

  • If you are a woman.
  • If you are a man under the age of 18.
  • If you are allergic to finasteride or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
  • If you are already taking finasteride or dutasteride to treat prostate problems.

What is the recommended dosage of Finasteride?

You should follow the doctor’s instructions on how to take this medicine. The doses outlined below is for your reference only. The tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew the tablets.

Finasteride doses for men

The recommended dose is 1 tablet (1mg) daily. Keep taking Finasteride for as long as instructed by the doctor.

Please note, there is no evidence to suggest that an increased dose will increase the efficacy of this treatment.

Does Finasteride cause any side effects?

Yes. All medicines, including Finasteride, can cause side effects. However, not everyone gets them. It is important that you read through the section about side effects in the patient information leaflet before you start taking Finasteride. This will help you to spot any signs of an allergic reaction should you get one.

Finasteride may cause the below side effects. The frequency of these are unknown.

  • Breast swelling or tenderness.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Pain in the testicles.
  • Depressed mood.
  • Less desire to have sex.

Please note, the above is not a complete list of possible side effects. Consult your GP immediately if you notice any changes in your breast tissue, such as lumps, pain or nipple discharge.

Can I reduce the risk of getting side effects?

Yes, you can reduce the risk of experiencing side effects by letting our doctors know about any medical conditions you may have and any medicines you may take. This will help you avoid side effects related to drug interaction. Please include this information in the online medical questionnaire.

How do I buy Finasteride online?

You need a prescription from a GMC registered doctor to legally and safely buy Finasteride online. Our web-based doctor service allows you to request a private prescription through our online medical questionnaire.

Once you have submitted the medical questionnaire, it will be reviewed by one of our doctors. If the doctor deems your chosen medicine suitable and safe for you to use, a prescription will be issued and sent to our UK based pharmacy.

Your medicine will then be dispensed and sent by tracked delivery to your address. Your medicine is usually dispatched within 24 hours after ordering.

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