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Finasteride - Medication Overview

Finasteride, marketed under the brand name Propecia, 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 - Medication Benefits

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. Finasteride for hair loss is often more effective than over-the-counter treatments for improving hair loss.

Finasteride - How It Works

Finasteride is part of 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. 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 - Dosage

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.

Finasteride - Cost

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.

Finasteride vs. Propecia

Finasteride is the generic version of this hair loss medication. Finasteride also exists as a branded version called Propecia which is produced by Merck and Co. The generic version of finasteride is sometimes cheaper but the price of the medication depends on the pharmacy. If you are specifically interested in receiving a finasteride prescription, please consult with a medical provider through Push Health after submitting your finasteride prescription request.

Effectiveness of Finasteride

Finasteride helps reverse hair loss in many men but it does not work for everyone. Also, people who have been taking finasteride or Propecia can lose any hair that grew from taking finasteride if the medication is discontinued.

Finasteride Side Effects

While safe in many people, finasteride can cause serious side effects such as an allergic reaction. Other side effects include problems related to sexual activity, including trouble ejaculating, low sex drive, decreased sperm count and erectile dysfunction as well as 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.

Finasteride - Ordering Online

Because it is a prescription medication, one cannot simply buy finasteride online. Instead, finasteride needs to be dispensed by a licensed pharmacy online or at a retail pharmacy location after a prescription is written by a medical provider. Through Push Health, you will be connected with a licensed doctor or medical provider in your state who can prescribe the medication for you if it is safe to do so.

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Last updated September 1, 2019. 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.