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Finasteride

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Medication features

  • Generic version of Propecia
  • For Male pattern baldness
  • Once daily dosage
  • Can be used with Regaine

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

Overview

Buy Finasteride Online

You can buy Finasteride 1mg tablets online from our UK registered online pharmacy and Doctor service. You just need to fill in an assessment form so we can see if the treatment is suitable for you. After completing your order, our UK trained doctors will review and see if Finasteride is suitable for you. If approved, a prescription will be issued to our pharmacy team, who will dispense and dispatch your order.

What is Finasteride?

Finasteride is an effective drug used in the treatment of male pattern baldness. It is the generic version of the well-known hair loss treatment, Propecia. As Propecia lost its patent on manufacturing Finasteride in 2014, this allowed multiple manufacturers to produce the drug. This, in turn, lowered the prices of generic Propecia, and has made it a much more affordable option for men who suffer from hair loss. Medically, there is no difference between Propecia and Finasteride as they contain exactly the same active ingredient.

How does Finasteride work?

Finasteride works by preventing testosterone being converted to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which allows the hair follicles to regain their normal size. Studies have shown Finasteride 1mg can increase hair growth, and can also improve how people think their hair looks. In most cases, men will either regrow or no longer lose more hair.

It can take three to six months of treatment with Finasteride 1mg before hair regrowth is seen. The balding process usually resumes within six to 12 months if treatment is stopped. Side effects for Finasteride 1mg are uncommon. Less than one in 100 men who take Finasteride 1mg experience a loss in sexual appetite (libido) or erectile dysfunction.

Effectiveness of Finasteride

While effectiveness varies from patient to patient, studies have shown that after 5 years of use, 90% of men taking Finasteride will either have more hair, or the same amount of hair as they had at the start of treatment. In comparison, only 25% of men who did not take Finasteride has more or the same amount of hair. 

 

FAQ

  • What is Finasteride?

    Finasteride (finasteride) is a prescription-only hair loss treatment. It’s not available on the NHS so you need a private prescription. Alternatively, you can make a private appointment with your GP.

    We can also generate this at no extra cost when you complete your online assessment, and pay for your treatment. It is only suitable for men and should never be taken by women.

  • What is Finasteride used for?

    Finasteride 1mg Tablets are used as a treatment for hair loss in men.

  • How To Take Finasteride?

    You take one tablet once a day, with or without food.

  • How Effective Is Finasteride?

    9 out of 10 men notice an improvement in their hair loss and the most men stop losing their hair, and some will also see regrowth of hair. Studies were made in men aged 18-41 with mild to moderate hair loss.

    On stopping Finasteride, hair loss will usually resume after six to twelve months.

  • How Does Finasteride Work?

    Finasteride blocks the action of 5α-reductase, a hormone that affects hair growth in men.

  • How Long Does Finasteride Take To Work?

    Due to the hair growth cycle, it generally takes 3-6 months for you to see the benefits of Finasteride. If you have not noticed any effect over this time, you should stop taking the medication.

  • What are the side effects of Finasteride ?

    Side effects are uncommon and usually mild, but sometimes Finasteride can cause skin rashes. A concern for many men is that it can reduce sex drive and cause erection problems. Around 1.5% of men are affected by these side effects, which, in very rare cases, can continue to cause problems after stopping the medication.

  • What is the difference between Propecia and FInasteride?

    Medically, Propecia and Finasteride (or ‘Generic Finasteride’) are equivalents. They both contain the active ingredient Finasteride 1mg.

  • Will Finasteride help an area of complete baldness?

    No. Finasteride will only be effective on areas of the scalp that still have some hair growth. Finasteride will not regrow hair on completely bald areas.

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Treatment Comparison

FinasteridePropeciaRegaine
EffectivenessShown to prevent or help regrow hair in 9/10 menShown to prevent or help regrow hair in 9/10 menShown to prevent or help regrow hair in 8/10 men
Time to WorkUsually at least 3 monthsUsually at least 3 monthsAs soon as two months
How To UseTake ONE tablet dailyTake ONE tablet dailyApply to scalp twice daily
IngredientFinasteride 1mgFinasteride 1mgMinoxidil 5%

Side Effects

Side Effects of Finasteride

Finasteride is a well-tolerated drug, and adverse effects are uncommon.

However, with any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects occurring. Some are more common than others, and often side effects may subside with the regular usage of the medicine. If the side effects do not subside, you should report them to us, or your GP.

Of particular concern to some men are the possible sexual side effects of Finasteride. It has been reported that Finasteride can reduce sex drive in around 1.5% of men who take it.

Common Side Effects

The side effects listed below are more serious, and you should stop taking Finasteride, and report these to your GP immediately.

  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Episodes of confusion
  • Dizziness / Fainting
  • Lumps in your breast area. There have been rare reports of breast cancer in men taking finasteride.
  • Suicidal Thoughts

For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet.

If you suffer from an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients, stop taking the medication.

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Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

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