Finasteride (1mg)

  • Finasteride (1mg)

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Finasteride (1mg)

From£15.83
  • Medication features

    • Long term treatment to reduce hair loss and produce new hair growth
    • One tablet to be taken every day
    • One strength available

Overview

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

Finasteride is a medication designed to help reduce or counter the effects of male pattern baldness. Finasteride is the generic name and is sometimes sold under the brand name, Propecia. Finasteride works by blocking an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT affects hair follicles causing them to shrink and eventually not grow any hair.

Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.6044.pdf

 

Directions

Both Finasteride and Propecia are tablets that should be taken daily. Finasteride and Propecia are available to buy in courses of 4-week multiples.

FAQ

  • What is Finasteride?

    Finasteride is a medication designed to help reduce or counter the effects of male pattern baldness. Finasteride is the generic name and is sometimes sold under the brand name, Propecia.

    Finasteride works by blocking an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone(DHT). DHT affects hair follicles causing them to shrink and eventually not grow any hair.

    Finasteride is the active ingredient and taking either Propecia or Finasteride will have the same effect. However, sometimes, generic medications are cheaper than branded ones.

  • How is Finasteride taken?

    Both Finasteride and Propecia are tablets that should be taken daily. Finasteride and Propecia are available to buy in courses of 4-week multiples.

  • How soon will I see results?

    Finasteride is effective at treating male hair loss in over 90% of cases. However, it usually takes around three to six months of daily medication before any results can be seen. And up to a year for the full effect to be noticeable.

    Most men will experience either new hair growth or no loss of additional hair when taking Finasteride. Finasteride is more effective at reducing hair loss at the crown of the head than it is at a receding front hairline.

  • What are the side effects of taking Finasteride?

    All medication comes with side effects, and it’s important to consider these when taking any medication.

    The side effects of Finasteride are uncommon and usually mild. Finasteride can:

    • Lower your mood
    • Reduce sex drive
    • Affect your ability to get an erection

    If you experience these side effects, they may diminish over time.

    However, if you experience any of the following, you may be having an allergic reaction and should stop taking Finasteride:

    • Itchy rash
    • Swollen lips, face, tongue or throat
    • Difficulty swallowing or breathing

    If you have any of the above symptoms, you should stop taking Finasteride and contact your GP.

  • What happens when you stop taking Finasteride?

    If you stop taking Finasteride or Propecia, you will likely lose any new hair growth you have gained whilst taking it. It’s a good idea to speak with your doctor or pharmacist before making the decision to stop taking medication.

  • Alternatives

    Finasteride is the only prescription medication we offer for male hair loss.

  • How can I get Finasteride?

    After you fill out an online questionnaire, your suitability will be assessed by one of our prescribers and your medication will be delivered to you.

Side Effects

All medication comes with side effects, and it’s important to consider these when taking any medication. The side effects of Finasteride are uncommon and usually mild. Finasteride can:

  • Lower your mood
  • Reduce sex drive
  • Affect your ability to get an erection
  • If you experience these side effects, they may diminish over time. 

However, if you experience any of the following, you may be having an allergic reaction and should stop taking Finasteride:

  • Itchy rash
  • Swollen lips, face, tongue, or throat
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • If you have any of the above symptoms, you should stop taking Finasteride and contact your GP.

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