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Finasteride treats male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). You can get a Finasteride prescription online by connecting with our online doctor at Your Doctors Online. However, please note a prescription will only be provided after consultation with the doctor and if the treatment is considered suitable and safe for you.

What is Finasteride

Finasteride is a prescription medication for male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It belongs to the 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor class of medicines. You can get Finasteride prescription in two different versions, Propecia and Proscar. You will be prescribed FInasteride 1mg or 5mg tablets. The usual prescription for hair loss is 1mg tablet.

What is Finasteride?

Male pattern baldness, characterized by hair loss on the top and front of the scalp, is a common condition treated with Finasteride. When the prostate gland grows too large and causes urinary issues, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia occurs. Finasteride is often prescribed to alleviate the symptoms.

Dosage forms of Finasteride

Finasteride is most commonly available in oral tablet form. The tablet is available in 5mg and 1mg strength.

Mechanism of action of Finasteride

Finasteride blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. In both BPH and androgenetic alopecia, lowering DHT levels helps shrink the prostate gland.

How to take Finasteride?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is typically treated with a single 5 mg dose once daily. For male pattern baldness, the typical dose is 1 mg once daily.

Side effects of Finasteride

Common side effects of Finasteride may include: 

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Impotence
  • Decreased libido
  • Ejaculatory disorder
  • Sexual disorder

Some severe and rare side effects include:

  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Gynecomastia
  • Breast tenderness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Suicidal tendencies

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  • Finasteride, 1 mg, Once daily for 3 months
  • Continue for at least 12 months to assess the full effect.


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Precautions and contraindications

  • Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not handle crushed or broken Finasteride tablets due to the risk of absorption and potential harm to a male fetus.
  • Individuals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to Finasteride or any of its ingredients should not use it.
  • The safety and efficacy of Finasteride in children have not been established, and its use in pediatric patients is generally not recommended.
  • Caution is advised in individuals with liver disease, and dosage adjustments may be necessary.
  • Finasteride may be associated with sexual side effects, including decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. Patients should be informed about the potential risks.

FAQs About Finasteride Online Prescription

What are the drug interactions of Finasteride?

Contraindicated in pregnant females. Pregnant patients are advised to avoid contact with crushed or broken tablets and immediately wash the contact area with soap and water if exposure occurs. Patients with liver dysfunction should take special caution as it is metabolized in the liver.

How does Finasteride work?

Finasteride blocks the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which turns testosterone into DHT, a hormone that causes hair loss and prostate gland enlargement. It slows hair loss in males with male pattern baldness and relieves urinary symptoms associated with BPH by lowering DHT levels. It is available as a tablet and should be taken as a doctor prescribes.

How to take Finasteride?

Take the medication orally, with or without meals, and consume the entire tablet. The average male pattern hair loss dosage is 1 mg daily, while the dosage for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is 5 mg daily.  Take them at the same time each day. To preserve the benefits of Finasteride, take it regularly. Be patient and follow the treatment as advised for several months to see results. To avoid potential interactions, inform your healthcare professional about any other medications you take.

Which is better, Dutasteride or Finasteride?

Dutasteride and Finasteride are both effective for hair loss in men. However, it has been studied that Dutasteride may be more effective than Finasteride. One reason is that Dutasteride prevents more Testosterone from converting into DHT, which causes male pattern baldness.

How long can you safely take Finasteride?

According to NHS, Finasteride is usually required to be taken for months or years. However, you should be aware of the side effects of Finasteride.

Does Finasteride lower testosterone?

Finasteride does not lower Testosterone levels, but it does lower the amount of circulating DHT (Dihydrosterone), which decreases by about 70%. Free testosterone increases by about 10-20%.

Is oral Finasteride FDA-approved?

Yes, oral Finasteride is FDA-approved. It was initially approved for treating Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as prostate enlargement or an enlarged prostate. However, now it is also approved for hair loss in men.

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