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Propecia 1mg (Finasteride)

From £41.65

Medication features

  • For Male Pattern Baldness
  • Once daily dosage
  • Contains Finasteride 1mg
Finasteride is the cheaper generic version of the branded drug Propecia.

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


Buy Propecia Online In The UK

You can buy Propecia (or Finasteride 1mg) online from our Online Doctor. You just need to fill in an assessment form so we can see if Propecia is suitable for you. Once you have completed your order, our doctor will review to see if a prescription can be issued. If approved, this will be passed to our UK registerd online pharmacy, to dispense and dispatch your medication. If for any reason your order for Propecia is not approved, you will receive a notificatoin and full refund on your order.

Propecia’s active ingredient is Finasteride 1mg. Finasteride is now also available generically, saving you money on your treatment. 

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 Propecia can increase hair growth, and can also improve how people think their hair looks. It can take three to six months of treatment with Propecia before an effect is seen. The balding process usually resumes within six to 12 months if treatment is stopped. 

Side effects for Propecia are uncommon. Less than one in 100 men who take Propecia experience a loss in sexual appetite (libido) or erectile dysfunction. 


What is Propecia?

Propecia (finasteride) is a prescription-only 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 you online assessment, and pay for your treatment. It is only suitable for men and should never be taken by women

How To Take Proepcia?

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

How Effective Is Propecia?

9 out of 10 men notice improvement in their hair loss– 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 Propecia, hair loss will usually resume after six to twelve months

How Does Propecia Work?

Propecia bocks the action of 5α-reductase, a hormone that affects hair growth in men

How Long Does Propecia Take To Work?

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

What are the side effects of Propecia?

Side effects are uncommon and usually mild, but sometimes Finasteride can cause skin rashes. A concern for many men is that it can reduced 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 Propecia’), and equivalent. They both contain the active ingredient Finasteride 1mg.

Will Propecia help an area of complete baldness?

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

How much is Propecia?

Our Propecia prices start at 41.65 for a months supply, and are cheaper for large quantities. This includes delivery, and the cost of reviewing the medical assessment. A cheaper version of Propecia is the generic form of the drug, Finasteride 1mg.

How much is Propecia per month?

You can buy Propecia for as little as £35 / Month

Are Propecia and Finasteride the same?

Althought made by different manufacturers, medically, Propecia and Finasteride are the same. The both contain 1mg of the active ingredient Finasteride.


Treatment Comparison

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 Propecia

Propecia is a well tolerated drug, and side effects are uncommon.

However, with any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects occuring. 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 Propecia listed below. These sexual side effects occur in around 1.5% of men taking this medication.

Common Side Effects

The side effects listed below are more serious, and you should stop taking Propecia, 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 Propecia.
  • Suicidal Thoughts

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

Info Leaflet

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, or by contacting us.

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