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Propecia is an oral tablet medication prescribed for male pattern baldness, reducing the rate at which hair loss occurs and sometimes increasing hair growth. Like a miracle, but backed up with actual science!

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Propecia is a proven, effective medication that can help to halt the rate of hair loss, which is great news for people who suffer from mild to moderate cases of male pattern baldness.

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What is Propecia?

Propecia is a tablet that’s taken daily and prevents hair loss in men who suffer from male pattern baldness. While it cannot greatly reverse hair that’s already been lost, Propecia helps slow down the effects of the condition considerably. So if you’re noticing your hair starting to thin or your hairline starting to recede, Propecia might just be the answer.

Does Propecia work?

There have been so many “baldness cures” over the years, from old wives’ tales about cow pats to oil made from liquorice. It’s enough to make you cynical about any claim. Propecia results, however, have proven that it can greatly slow down the effects of male pattern baldness and even help regrow some lost hair. It’s only thought to be effective in mild to moderate cases of hair loss, however.

What is the recommended Propecia dosage?

Propecia 1mg tablets should be taken once a day, with or without food, for male pattern baldness. While there are stronger dosages, such as Propecia 5mg, this is prescribed to treat BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

If you take more Propecia than you should, get in touch with your clinician immediately. And should you miss a dose, don’t take double the dose to make up for it.

What does Propecia cost?

To be able to buy Propecia in the UK you will need a prescription. Propecia prices will depend on where it is you are buying it from. But here’s a pro tip for you, the generic form of Propecia, Finasteride, is a lot more affordable, and is essentially the same medication.

Is Propecia safe?

Finasteride and Propecia are safe for the vast majority of men to take. There are some conditions that might make its use unsuitable, but these usually relate to the prostate or allergies to its ingredients. The most common side effects are thought to affect under one in 100 patients and it should not affect hair growth on any other part of the body. So, unlike the natural ageing process, the hair will grow where you want it to.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Propecia

What is the difference between Finasteride and Propecia?

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.  

Propecia uses

What is male pattern baldness?

How does Propecia work?

What is the level of Propecia’s effectiveness?

Propecia for women

Can I buy Propecia over the counter?

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How to take Propecia

Each Propecia tablet should be taken once a day, preferably at the same time. It should be swallowed whole with water and can be taken with or without food. If you forget to take a dosage, you should not take two to make up for the missed tablet. Simply take the next scheduled tablet and carry on as you normally would.

How long does Propecia take to work?

Propecia overdoses and what to do

Other hair loss medications

There are few areas of healthcare that have more old wives' tales and myths than treatments for hair loss. This might explain some of the cynicism that surrounds the medications, whether justified or not. The fact is, however, that there are some very effective treatments available, and not just Propecia. Minoxidil is found in various products, including Regaine, and has also been proven to be an effective treatment for male pattern baldness.

While some experimental treatments are always being manufactured, products that contain minoxidil or finasteride are the most reliable, effective and safe to use

Other ways to treat male pattern baldness

What are Propecia’s side effects?

No medication, no matter how common, comes without some risk of side effects. The good news is that Propecia side effects tend to be very mild when they do occur. These include impotence and sexual issues. You may find that these side effects disappear once your body has got used to the treatment. If these side effects persist, let your clinician know. They may advise you to try a different product, and can talk you through your options. 

How common are Propecia side effects?

When to see a doctor

Propecia safety information

Before using Propecia, you should read the patient information leaflet that can be found inside the packaging. The information found below is not exhaustive.

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When you should not take Propecia

You should not take Propecia if any of the following apply to you: you are a woman, you're allergic to any of the medication’s ingredients, or you are already taking finasteride for BPH. If you're unsure as to whether Propecia is suitable for you, speak to your clinician. They should be able to determine if it's an appropriate treatment for you to use. 

When Propecia should be used with caution

References

[1] Cranwell, W. MBBS, et al. 2016. Male Androgenetic Alopecia. Endotext. N.C.B.I., [online] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK278957/ [Accessed 13th May 2021].

[2] Shapiro, J and Kaufman, KD. 2003. Use of finasteride in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia. Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings [online] Volume 8, Issue 1, p20-23, June 01, 2003.
https://www.jidsponline.org/article/S0022-202X(15)52935-7/fulltext [Accessed 13th May 2021].