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Finasteride - Overview

Finasteride, marketed under the brand names Propecia and Proscar, is frequently used in the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Through Push Health, you can request a finasteride prescription online and get the medication at a local pharmacy or shipped directly to you.

Finasteride for Hair Loss

Finasteride is a medication that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the treatment of androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern hair loss (similar to minoxidil. Hair loss is a common problem that can consist of symptoms ranging from slight thinning of the hair to full loss of most of the hair, exposing the scalp and resulting in an unwanted appearance. Finasteride for hair loss is often more effective than over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for hair loss. Finasteride, like dutasteride (Avodart), belongs to a class of medications known as 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. Finasteride blocks the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which converts testosterone to another hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is thought to accelerate male pattern hair loss and finasteride can decrease levels of DHT in the scalp and the serum. Finasteride helps reverse hair loss in many men but it does not work for everyone. Also, people who have been taking finasteride can lose any hair that grew from taking finasteride if the medication is discontinued.

Finasteride - Dosage and Cost

Finasteride is available in different dosages - finasteride 1 mg and finasteride 5 mg. Finasteride is generally prescribed in 1 milligram tablets although the specific dosing depends on the prescribing medical provider. It can take several months before one starts seeing the benefits related to taking finasteride. People who discontinue finasteride after taking it for a period of time might lose any hair that grew while taking the medication. Finasteride 5 mg tablets are sometimes requested for cost reasons and then are cut up into the appropriate prescribed dosage. Generic finasteride is an affordable medication at under forty cents per pill. Insurance plans may cover the cost of finasteride, depending on what the medication is being used for and one's insurance plan. Finasteride coupons may also be available online or from the manufacturer.

Can I Buy Finasteride Online?

Because finasteride is a prescription medication, one cannot simply buy finasteride online. Because of this, finasteride OTC is not available, either. The first step to getting a finasteride medication prescription is consulting a licensed medical provider. Push Health can connect men who might need a finasteride medication prescription, including generic finasteride 1 mg and finasteride 5 mg tablets, with a medical provider who can prescribe the medication for you if it is appropriate to do so.

Finasteride - Side Effects

While well tolerated in many people, finasteride can cause side effects when used. Side effects that may result from finasteride use include problems related to sexual activity, including trouble ejaculating, low sex drive, decreased sperm count, erectile dysfunction, and certain types of cancer. Most side effects will go away once finasteride is stopped. Finasteride can cause birth defects and the medication should not be handled by women of childbearing age. People with a known hypersensitivity to finasteride or similar medications should not use finasteride. Prior to using finasteride, it is important to discuss concerns about side effects with a pharmacist or medical provider.

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Last updated November 16, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.