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Propecia (Finasteride)

Propecia is a type of medication that may be prescribed for men suffering from pattern baldness, sometimes known as androgenetic alopecia, or more simply, hair loss. Symptoms of androgenetic alopecia include early hair loss and a receding hairline. Although there are no long term health side effects or impacts of alopecia, some men find that hair loss and a receding hairline can be distressing and embarrassing if it appears to age them prematurely. Propecia can slow the loss of hair and hair thinning so the problem can be kept under control.

If you need to take Propecia tablets, you can buy them online safely from a UK doctor such as Doctor-4-U by completing our simple medical questionnaire and getting a certified prescription.

See Propecia (Finasteride) Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

Last PIL Review Date: 11/03/2019

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Finasteride (Propecia), Proscar, or Dutasteride (Avodart) for a condition other than hair loss

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Dr Diana Gall graduated from medical school in 2005 and has since undertaken further intensive training in many different areas of medicine. Dr Driana has reached consultant level and has practiced medicine all over Europe.

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What is Propecia?

Propecia is an oral medication used to treat hair loss in men. Propecia is also available as a generic version known as finasteride which is the active ingredient in Propecia. This medicine was originally used in higher doses to treat enlarged prostates in men, but it was found that one of the benefits of taking Propecia was the positive effect it had on hair growth in balding men. Propecia is now widely used to treat male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia.

How does Propecia work?

Propecia contains an active ingredient called finasteride, which is a type of 5a-reductase inhibitor. The treatment works by decreasing the levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the scalp by blocking the 5α-Reductase enzyme. DHT is a hormone closely linked to the thinning of hair as it shrinks the hair follicles. By blocking this enzyme and lowering the levels of DHT hormone it prevents the thinning of hair and increases hair growth.

Does Propecia treat all types of hair loss?

There are many types of hair loss, some are permanent and hereditary and others are caused by temporary factors such as illness. Propecia is designed for androgenetic alopecia which is the most common form of hair loss that affects both men and women. This medicine is suitable for androgenetic alopecia in men only, also known as male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss causes thinning of the hair on the scalp causing the hairline to recede and balding of the top of the head. Propecia is used to specifically target male pattern baldness by preventing the thinning of hair. Other types of hair loss may be caused by an underlying condition which may need to be treated differently.

Who can take Propecia?

Propecia can be taken by men who are experiencing hair loss as a result of male pattern baldness, or who have a family history of the condition and want to preserve their hair. As long as your hair loss is not due to any other underlying medical cause, Propecia should be suitable for you.

Who should not take Propecia?

There are a number of reasons why you may not be suitable for Propecia. This medicine should not be taken by women or children. Women who are pregnant should not be exposed to Propecia tablets, ensure that pregnant women do not handle any of these tablets particularly if they’re crushed or broken as exposure can affect the baby’s development, particularly the sex organs.

If you are allergic to finasteride or any other ingredient in Propecia (which are listed on the patient information leaflet) you should not take this medicine as reactions may be severe and potentially life threatening. You’ll also be unsuitable to take Propecia if you are already taking finasteride or dutasteride for prostate problems.

Under the above circumstances, you should not take Propecia, and you should also speak to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any of the following:

  • Liver disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urinary problems

Taking other medicines with Propecia

If you’re taking any other medicines you should inform your doctor before taking Propecia, particularly if you’re taking finasteride or dutasteride for prostate problems. Propecia is not known to affect any other medicines but you should double check with your doctor first.

How to take propecia and how long should you take it for?

Propecia is available in tablet form and can be taken with or without food. The usual dosage for hair loss is one tablet to be taken each day. You may take this medicine for as long as you want to benefit from it, stopping Propecia will mean you’ll lose your hair within 9 to 12 months. You should continue to take it for as long as your doctor tells you to but it may take up to 3 to 6 months to see the full effect.

Are there any side effects of Propecia?

All medicines have side effects, including Propecia but not everyone will experience them. Around 1 in 100 people have reported side effects such as erectile dysfunction (impotence), a lack of desire for sex, and problems with ejaculation such as a decrease in the amount of semen released during sex. However, these side effects are uncommon.

Other side effects may include:

  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Palpitations
  • Changes to your liver function
  • Pain in the testicles
  • Difficulty having an erection after stopping treatment
  • Decrease in sex drive after stopping treatment
  • Problems with ejaculation after stopping treatment
  • Male infertility/poor quality of semen
  • Anxiety

It’s not known how often these symptoms occur but if you do experience any of these symptoms or any other negative effects while taking Propecia you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

You should stop taking Propecia immediately and seek medical help if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction such as swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat, difficulty swallowing, hives, and breathing difficulties. If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression you should stop taking this medicine.

Propecia for women

Propecia is not to be used by women, as firstly it would have no positive effect on women’s hair loss and can be dangerous for women and cause adverse effects. If you’re a woman suffering with hair loss, Regaine for Women is a more appropriate treatment. This medicine is applied directly to the scalp and works by increasing blood supply and nutrients to the hair follicles to encourage hair growth.

What is the difference between Propecia and Finasteride?

Chemically, Propecia and Finasteride are the same drug. They both contain the same active ingredient (finasteride). The only difference is that Propecia is a branded medicine, which makes it more expensive. There is no difference in side effects, dosage, or interference with other medications between the two products.

However, if you have previously been taking Propecia, and are taking multiple medications that mean you may get them confused if you changed the name/packet type of your medicine, you may wish to continue taking Propecia.

Buy Propecia online

Propecia is a type of medicine taken by men to slow hair thinning and hair loss if you suffer from early alopecia. Although there are no long term effects of hair loss, some men may find it distressing or embarrassing if it appears to age them prematurely.

You need a prescription from a GMC/EU certified doctor in order to buy this medication online. To buy Propecia from Doctor-4-U, simply complete our online consultation and if you are deemed suitable, it will be dispensed by our UK-based pharmacy and sent to you via a secure, tracked courier service.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

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Active ingredient: Finasteride
Propecia (Finasteride) Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
Propecia 1mg 28 Tablets £49.99
Propecia 1mg 56 Tablets £89.99
Propecia 1mg 84 Tablets £119.99
Propecia 1mg 168 Tablets £224.99
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The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

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UK Express Delivery, £2.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

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DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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Active ingredient: Finasteride
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