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Finasteride (Generic Propecia) 1mg

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For hereditary hair loss

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Finasteride is a medication which can help men with mild to moderate male pattern hair loss to grow and keep their hair. It’s ideal for men who have noticed that their hairline is receding or their hair is thinning on top, and are looking for a way to keep their hair and keep it from thinning.


How Finasteride works

Finasteride is one of a group of medications called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, and it works by blocking a hormone called DHT which occurs in your scalp. This hormone can reduce the growth cycle of your hair, causing thinning and hair loss, so using Finasteride can help your hair to keep growing and can help you to keep the hair you have.



You should only take this medication as recommended by your doctor. The usual dose you’ll be given is one finasteride tablet every day. You can take this medication with or without food. Do not crush or break the tablets before swallowing.


Side Effects

Like all medications, finasteride can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects you may experience while taking this product include:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection (impotence)
  • Problems with ejaculation e.g. reduced amount of semen released
  • Depression
  • Symptoms of allergic reaction, e.g. rash, itching, lumps under the skin (hives), swelling of the lips and face
  • Breast swelling or tenderness
  • Palpitations
  • Pain in the testicles
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection after stopping treatment
  • Problems with ejaculation after stopping treatment
  • Problems with reduced sex drive after stopping treatment
  • Infertility in men who take finasteride for a long time and had additional risk factors which could affect fertility. This will usually return to normal after stopping treatment
  • Changes in how your liver is working, which will show up in blood tests
  • Anxiety

If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, speak to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. For more information about reporting side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


Serious side effects

Serious side effects of finasteride include:

  • Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, e.g. swelling of the lips, face, tongue, throat, etc., difficulty swallowing, lumpy skin rash (hives), breathing difficulty
  • Depression, e.g. feeling of severe sadness or unworthiness
  • Any changes in the breast tissue, e.g. lumps, pain, enlargement, discharge, etc.

If you experience any of these side effects, stop use and speak to a doctor immediately. If your symptoms are particularly severe you should seek treatment at your local A&E department or call 999 for emergency services.



Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Women or those who were assigned female at birth should not take finasteride; this product is only to be used to treat hereditary hair loss in men. If you are pregnant, it is important that you take care to avoid contact with any finasteride tablets, especially if they’re broken or crushed. This medication can cause your child to be born with malformed genital organs if you come into contact with it during pregnancy.


Fertility in men

Infertility has been reported in some men who have taken finasteride for a prolonged period of time and had other risk factors affecting their fertility levels. These risk factors can include smoking, taking recreational drugs, and obesity, as well as medical issues like previous trauma to the testicles and certain chronic illnesses.


Food warnings

Finasteride tablets contain lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars you should let your prescriber know about this during your consultation.


Other medications

If you’re taking any other medication, including those you’ve obtained without a prescription, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. You should not take this product if you are already taking finasteride or any other 5α-reductase inhibitors for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or any other condition.

Finasteride (Generic Propecia) 1mg Reviews

By Anthony,
April 09, 2024
Great service, reliable and I will definitely use them again in the future.
By Joseph Groom,
March 05, 2024
Works well
By Abdul Wahab,
July 04, 2023
it was very nice
June 27, 2023
Product appears ok it’s hard to tell if it’s doing anything and I have no side effects from it, I am using it with regain and have a downy feel to my bald spot on my crown so something’s happening
By Dante Cecchini,
November 08, 2022
I started the therapy and everythng looks fine

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can women take finasteride?

Finasteride tablets are not suitable for women or those who were assigned female at birth.

Coming into contact with finasteride can be especially problematic for pregnant women, as it can cause your baby to be born with abnormalities in its sex organs.

How long does Finasteride take to work?

Finasteride usually takes around 3 – 6 months of daily use before you’ll notice a difference in your hair thickness or a reduction in hair loss.

Will I lose my hair again if I stop taking finasteride?

Do not stop taking finasteride unless you are advised to do so by your doctor, stopping this treatment too early can result in you losing the hair you’ve gained within the past 9 – 12 months.

If you want to stop taking this medication, speak to your doctor so you can work out a plan of action together.

Is finasteride the same as Propecia?

Finasteride is the active ingredient in the brand-name hair loss treatment Propecia.

This means that Propecia and generic finasteride tablets work in the same way and can be just as effective as one another.

With that being said, there are some minor differences between the two treatments, one of the most obvious being the price of your medication.

Generic products are generally cheaper than branded ones, so finasteride tablets may be a cheaper option for you than Propecia.

What is male pattern hair loss?

Male pattern hair loss, also known as male pattern baldness, is a common reason why men lose their hair, and it usually isn’t anything to worry about.

This type of hair loss is usually hereditary, which means it runs in your family, and will usually start gradually, as you’ll notice your hairline receding or your hair growing thinner on top.

Male pattern hair loss is a normal part of getting older and it doesn’t need treatment, but many men decide to use medications that can help them to keep their hair as they grow older.

Do I need a prescription for this medication?

You do need a prescription for this medication in the UK.

Our healthcare professionals can provide prescriptions if they think this treatment would be right for you and your condition.

When you click the button which reads “Start Consultation” at the top of this page, you’ll see a short questionnaire set up by our healthcare team which is designed to help them understand your medical needs.

Just like an in-person consultation with your GP, our doctors will assess your answers to their questions and write a prescription for the treatment they think will be best for you.

You’ll then be able to pay for your medication and we’ll send it out to you quickly and in discreet packaging.

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