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Stopping Hair Loss

Finasteride.

is the generic form of Propecia ®, a prescription pill which promotes hair regrowth and helps prevent the spread of receding hairlines.

DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is an androgen which shrinks hair follicles, leading to hair loss. As a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, Finasteride blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT, and has been proven effective in reducing, sometimes even stopping, hair loss at the crown and in the middle of the scalp.

How to use

To be taken on a daily basis, or as prescribed by your doctor. Can be taken with or without food.

Dosage

1mg, one pill per day, taken orally.

How soon till the effects kick in?

Results may vary from person to person, but a visible reduction in hair loss can be expected around 3 – 6 months.

Common side effects

Side effects are uncommon in Finasteride users.

When to seek medical help

1. Signs of an allergy, such as skin rash, itching, swelling in the face, lips or tongue, dizziness, difficulty breathing.

2. Swollen or tender breasts, or pain or fluids discharge from the nipple.

3. Sudden pain in the testicles.

4. Difficulty or inability urinating.

For additional questions, our doctors are available for you.

Caution

This medication is strictly for men. Women should not handle crushed or broken tablets when they are pregnant or may potentially be pregnant, as the absorption of Finasteride into the body is a potential risk to a male fetus. Like most medication, please keep away from children.

Some important things to note on Finasteride:

For maximum effectiveness

Try taking it at the same time every day.

If you don’t see visible results, be patient. It can take up to 6 months to see an improvement in your hair loss.

On intake frequency

Taking it more than once a day will not help speed up or improve the results.

However, if you stop taking this medication, the results will be reversed within 12 months, where you may lose the hair gained during the treatment period.  

Be honest with your doctor

Through the online medical evaluation, your doctor will be aware of ongoing medical conditions and history. Please be honest in your answers as that can affect the treatment plan our doctors will have planned for you.

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the side effects listed above.

Do not take Finasteride if

- Your doctor has advised against it, or if you have liver disease or problems, kidney problems, prostate cancer, are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, are breastfeeding.

- You are allergic to Finasteride, including Proscar and Propecia.

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Our doctors will review your information and call you at a time that's convenient for you. If prescribed, you will receive your medication within 4 hours with free delivery.
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