So which is the better product? Finasteride or Propecia?
The truth is they are the same medication. Propecia is a brand of Finasteride, with the latter being the medication’s active ingredient. The only real differences between the two are appearance and price. Finasteride is a generic treatment, so it may be slightly cheaper than Propecia. And the packaging and the way the pill looks may differ as a consequence.
Although Propecia and Finasteride contain the same active ingredient, they do contain different inactive ingredients, so if you experience any side effects to particular inactive ingredients, you should discuss these with your clinician. These side effects are rare, but they may determine which of the two treatments is most suitable (and safe) for you to use.