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<h2>What is Finasteride</h2> <p>Finasteride is a drug used in the treatment of <a href="https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/androgenetic-alopecia/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">androgenic alopecia</a>, which is more commonly known as male pattern baldness. This is a condition that affects around half of men by the time they reach the age of 50, however, it often begins much earlier than this. The drug acts as an inhibitor, preventing the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that can have a damaging effect on hair follicles.</p> <h3>Finasteride Summary Information</h3> <table class="summarytable"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Type of medicine</p> </td> <td> <p>Hair loss treatment</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Use</p> </td> <td> <p>Treats male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>How it works</p> </td> <td> <p>Inhibits 5-alpha reductase enzyme, reducing DHT levels</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Active Ingredient</p> </td> <td> <p>Finasteride</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Directions of use</p> </td> <td> <p>Oral, once daily</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Available strengths</p> </td> <td> <p>1mg</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Side effects</p> </td> <td> <p>Common side effects include erectile dysfunction, feeling dizzy, weakness, loss of interest in sex, nausea, tiredness</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Generic</p> </td> <td> <p>Yes</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The information provided in the summary table is for reference only. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any hair loss treatment, including Finasteride.</p> <h2>Can I buy Finasteride online?</h2> <p>Finasteride can be bought online with a prescription from one of the doctors at Click Pharmacy, subject to a confidential <a href="https://www.clickpharmacy.co.uk/prescription_assessment?proid=D65ua/QDDu0=">online assessment</a> to check your suitability for the product.</p> <p>Finasteride for hair loss comes in 1mg tablets in the following doses</p> <p>28 tablets (1 month)</p> <p>56 tablets (2 months)</p> <p>84 tablets (3 months)</p> <p>168 tablets (6 months)</p> <h3>How effective is Finasteride?</h3> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022202X15529357" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Research shows</a> that the treatment can lead to a 47% improvement of anagen hair within 48 weeks. This is hair that is in its growth phase. Users can see benefits as quickly as three months after starting treatment, and it is effective in 90% of men with mild to moderate male pattern baldness.</p> <p>When compared with topical treatments, Finasteride showed regrowth of dense hair in 80% of its users compared to 52%, and although it is unlikely it could restore hair after long-term baldness, it can certainly thicken up hair which has begun to thin.</p> <p>Taking this medication could help you to get your confidence back and regain your youthful looks.</p> <h3>How long does Finasteride take to work?</h3> <p>The drug begins to work from the moment you metabolise the first pill, and as it accumulates in your system, you should begin to see the results from around 12 weeks onwards. As the hair follicles begin to once again move into a growth phase, you should start to notice more obvious changes occurring at around 6 to 9 months, and if you take Finasteride every day without fail, you should see the final results at around 12 months.</p> <h3>Propecia vs Finasteride</h3> <p class="Normal1"><span lang="">Propecia is the branded version of Finasteride as the unbranded version of the drug. Both of these medicines contain the same ingredients. Medically, they are the same thing. Their efficacy, look, and half-life are the same. One is not better than the other by any means. However, their fundamental difference is that they have different inactive ingredients. This refers to the particles that bind the tablets together. Note that this has no impact on the efficacy of the drugs. </span></p> <p class="Normal1"><span lang="">In essence, there is no difference in the effectiveness between Propecia and Finasteride tablets. Therefore, your general practitioner may prescribe you one or the other &ndash; depending on a few factors.</span></p> <h3>How does Finasteride work?</h3> <p class="Normal1"><span lang="">Naturally, hair grows in hair follicles for about three years. Then, this newly grown hair falls out, which creates space for new hair growth from the follicle. As men continue to age, they are affected by male pattern hair loss. This refers to the condition where the hair follicles progressively get smaller. Due to this decrease in size, if there is new hair growth, then it is very brittle and thin. As a result, the new hair tends to fall out quicker and does not grow enough to reach the scalp's surface. </span><span lang="">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Normal1"><span lang="">These changes occur due to male hormones. The male hormone testosterone converts into another hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by the hair follicles. As time passes, hair follicles tend to become more susceptible to dihydrotestosterone, which causes the hair follicles to shrink in size.</span><span lang="">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Normal1"><span lang="">The medicine, Finasteride 1mg, works by blocking the conversion process of <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK557634/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">testosterone to DHT</a>. This prevents the shrinking of hair follicles, which results in hair regrowth as well as improved hair thickness in most cases.</span></p> <h3>Alternative hair loss treatment to Finasteride</h3> <p class="Normal1"><span lang="">There are various alternatives to Finasteride &ndash; medicinal and home remedies. However, Regaine Extra Strength (minoxidil 5%) is a popular alternative. It comes in the form of foam and lotion. <a href="https://www.clickpharmacy.co.uk/hair-loss/regaine-for-men">Regaine Extra Strength</a> must be applied to the scalp twice daily; otherwise, it may not be as effective as marketed. </span><span lang="">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Normal1"><span lang="">You can use Regaine and Finasteride 1mg simultaneously for better results. </span></p>

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Finasteride

Finasteride, also known as Propecia, is a medication primarily used to treat male pattern hair loss.

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  • Treatment for male pattern baldness
  • Finasteride is the active ingredient in Propecia
  • Equivalent to the branded drug

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What is Finasteride

Finasteride is a drug used in the treatment of androgenic alopecia, which is more commonly known as male pattern baldness. This is a condition that affects around half of men by the time they reach the age of 50, however, it often begins much earlier than this. The drug acts as an inhibitor, preventing the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that can have a damaging effect on hair follicles.

Finasteride Summary Information

Type of medicine

Hair loss treatment

Use

Treats male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)

How it works

Inhibits 5-alpha reductase enzyme, reducing DHT levels

Active Ingredient

Finasteride

Directions of use

Oral, once daily

Available strengths

1mg

Side effects

Common side effects include erectile dysfunction, feeling dizzy, weakness, loss of interest in sex, nausea, tiredness

Generic

Yes

The information provided in the summary table is for reference only. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any hair loss treatment, including Finasteride.

Can I buy Finasteride online?

Finasteride can be bought online with a prescription from one of the doctors at Click Pharmacy, subject to a confidential online assessment to check your suitability for the product.

Finasteride for hair loss comes in 1mg tablets in the following doses

28 tablets (1 month)

56 tablets (2 months)

84 tablets (3 months)

168 tablets (6 months)

How effective is Finasteride?

Research shows that the treatment can lead to a 47% improvement of anagen hair within 48 weeks. This is hair that is in its growth phase. Users can see benefits as quickly as three months after starting treatment, and it is effective in 90% of men with mild to moderate male pattern baldness.

When compared with topical treatments, Finasteride showed regrowth of dense hair in 80% of its users compared to 52%, and although it is unlikely it could restore hair after long-term baldness, it can certainly thicken up hair which has begun to thin.

Taking this medication could help you to get your confidence back and regain your youthful looks.

How long does Finasteride take to work?

The drug begins to work from the moment you metabolise the first pill, and as it accumulates in your system, you should begin to see the results from around 12 weeks onwards. As the hair follicles begin to once again move into a growth phase, you should start to notice more obvious changes occurring at around 6 to 9 months, and if you take Finasteride every day without fail, you should see the final results at around 12 months.

Propecia vs Finasteride

Propecia is the branded version of Finasteride as the unbranded version of the drug. Both of these medicines contain the same ingredients. Medically, they are the same thing. Their efficacy, look, and half-life are the same. One is not better than the other by any means. However, their fundamental difference is that they have different inactive ingredients. This refers to the particles that bind the tablets together. Note that this has no impact on the efficacy of the drugs.

In essence, there is no difference in the effectiveness between Propecia and Finasteride tablets. Therefore, your general practitioner may prescribe you one or the other – depending on a few factors.

How does Finasteride work?

Naturally, hair grows in hair follicles for about three years. Then, this newly grown hair falls out, which creates space for new hair growth from the follicle. As men continue to age, they are affected by male pattern hair loss. This refers to the condition where the hair follicles progressively get smaller. Due to this decrease in size, if there is new hair growth, then it is very brittle and thin. As a result, the new hair tends to fall out quicker and does not grow enough to reach the scalp's surface.  

These changes occur due to male hormones. The male hormone testosterone converts into another hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by the hair follicles. As time passes, hair follicles tend to become more susceptible to dihydrotestosterone, which causes the hair follicles to shrink in size. 

The medicine, Finasteride 1mg, works by blocking the conversion process of testosterone to DHT. This prevents the shrinking of hair follicles, which results in hair regrowth as well as improved hair thickness in most cases.

Alternative hair loss treatment to Finasteride

There are various alternatives to Finasteride – medicinal and home remedies. However, Regaine Extra Strength (minoxidil 5%) is a popular alternative. It comes in the form of foam and lotion. Regaine Extra Strength must be applied to the scalp twice daily; otherwise, it may not be as effective as marketed.  

You can use Regaine and Finasteride 1mg simultaneously for better results.

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What dose should I choose?

For hair loss, take 1mg of Finasteride once a day. For guidance on dosages, you can speak to your GP or contact one of our knowledgeable healthcare specialists. Note that the treatment is not suitable for women, adolescents or children.

How should I take Finasteride?

For the best results, you should take this medication every day with a full glass of water. You can have it on an empty stomach or with a meal.

It is recommended that you take the tablet at around the same time each day so that the level of drug in the body remains steady.

Please note it will not work faster if you take more than one, so stick with the recommended dosage.

Side effects

After using Finasteride Tablets you will experience a number of different side effects. These side effects should improve as time goes by and you complete your treatment. Common side effects and how to overcome them include:

  • Problems getting an erection: this side effect should improve over time. If it is something you are worried about, you should consult with a GP or pharmacist prior to starting the treatment.
  • Problems ejaculating: If the amount you ejaclate is less, this is usually harmless and improves over time.

What happens when you stop taking Finasteride tablets?

The effects of Finasteride 1mg last as long as it is in the body. This means this medicine can only help prevent hair loss in men when the drug is active in the body. This is because Finasteride blocks the enzyme responsible for producing DHT – the hormone primarily responsible for hair loss.

This means if you stop taking Finasteride, the body will automatically resume the conversion of testosterone to DHT, which will result in hair loss again. Simply put, the hair follicles will respond in the same manner as they did previously, produce thin hair and cause shedding. For actual results, it is vital to take tablets continuously.

What happens if I miss a dose of Finasteride?

If, under any circumstances, you miss a dose of Finasteride, then you should take the dose as soon as you remember. However, remember that if you remember around the time of your next dose, it is crucial to skip the missed dose. Also, do not take double doses, as that could create complications.

If more than 12 hours have passed since the missed dose, then make sure to take the next dose as usual and forget about the missed dose. Never take more than one tablet of Finasteride per day. 

However, Finasteride does not stay in the system for long. So, if you miss several doses, that can slowly cause a rise in DHT (the hormone dihydrotestosterone that causes the hair follicles to shrink). If this occurs, it could reverse any positive results you may have experienced.

What are some warnings of Finasteride?

Some people should avoid taking the drug as the risks outweigh the benefits. Avoid taking Finasteride 1mg tablets if any of the following apply:

  • If you are a minor (under the age of 18)
  • If you have an allergy to the tablets or any of the ingredients present in the tablets
  • If you have a kidney, bladder or liver problem (or a history concerning these organs)
  • If you are trying for a baby
  • If your partner is pregnant

Can pregnant women touch Finasteride tablets?

You should not touch Finasteride Tablets at all if you are pregnant as it can pass through the skin and harm the baby.

Does taking Finasteride tablets affect my fertility?

Although becoming infertile is not a common side effect from using Finasteride Tablets, some men have become infertile. If you plan on having children in the future you should speak to a GP or pharmacist before taking this treatment.

Will taking Finasteride tablets affect my sexual life?

A common side effect from taking Finasteride Tablets is not being able to get an erection. This side effect should disappear as time passes, however if it is something you are worried about then you should speak to a GP or pharmacist prior to using the treatment.

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