Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Men's health

Propecia

(finasteride)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Men's health
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Helps your hair grow back.

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Propecia (finasteride) helps men with hair growth, but needs to be used for at least 3 months or more to see full benefits.

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    $46.11
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Upsides

  • Significant increases in hair count were seen at 6 and 12 months in men taking Propecia (finasteride). At 12 months there was a 107-hair difference from those men not taking Propecia (finasteride).
  • Available in a generic form.
  • Is useful as a supplemental treatment to hair transplant surgery.
  • Most side effects go away after your body gets used to Propecia (finasteride).
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Downsides

  • Only good for the crown of the head. If you have a receding hairline, Propecia (finasteride) may not work.
  • If you stop taking it, you will lose the hair you grew while on it.
  • Can take 3 months or longer to see full benefits.
  • Sexual side effects can continue after you stop taking Propecia (finasteride).
  • You need to have your blood tested regularly for signs of prostate cancer while taking Propecia (finasteride).
  • Should never be used by women or children.
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How it works

Propecia (finasteride) decreases the amount of a certain compound, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), in the scalp that prevents hair growth. Without DHT, your hair can grow more normally.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill

What to expect when you take Propecia (finasteride) for Male pattern baldness

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Side effect rates for Propecia (finasteride)

  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness

Risks and Warnings for Propecia (finasteride)

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  • Pregnant women or females of childbearing age should never handle crushed or broken tablets of Propecia (finasteride) because it can cause serious birth defects in the unborn baby.

Common concerns from people taking Propecia (finasteride)

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  • Take with or without food.