Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Men's health

Proscar

(finasteride)

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

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Our bottom line

Proscar (Finasteride) works great for crown balding, as long as you keep taking it.

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Prices and coupon for 30 (5mg) tablets of finasteride

Upsides

  • Helped regrow hair in 88% of men.
  • Comes 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 Proscar (Finasteride).
  • Helps shrink the prostate gland.

Downsides

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

Proscar (Finasteride) is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor. It stops dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from shrinking your hair follicles and preventing hair growth. Without DHT, your hair can grow more normally.

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

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Side effect rates for Proscar (finasteride)

3040 From clinical trials of Propecia / Enlarged prostate (year 1 of treatment) (5 mg)
  • Impotence
  • Decreased libido
  • Decreased volume of ejaculate

Risks and Warnings for Proscar (finasteride)

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  • Pregnant women should never handle crushed or broken tablets of Proscar (Finasteride) because it can cause really serious birth defects in babies.

Common concerns from people taking Proscar (finasteride)

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