Buy Generic Propecia (Finasteride) Over the Counter

The article provides a comprehensive review of Propecia, describes its mechanism of functioning, analyzes associated side effects and precautions important for every patient.

Cases of Propecia Use

Propecia (also known as Finasteride) holds the main function of stopping conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) inside male system. Propecia is appropriate for treating hair loss of male pattern around anterior, vertex and mid-scalp regions. Hair loss of Male pattern is a common disease categorized by thinning of hair around the scalp sector. It usually causes reduction/balding of hairline within top sector of head. Propecia can be used by men only and is not suitable for women or kids.

Besides that, Propecia is prescribed for treatment Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), which is caused by prostate enlargement. Men suffering from BPH generally face difficulties during urination, reduction of urine flow, hesitations prior to urinating, and also reoccurring necessity to wake up during night just to urinate. Propecia basically aims to ease the severity of aforementioned symptoms and decrease the chances of prostate surgery. Propecia can be used on its own or in conjunction with other drugs, like alpha-blockers (i.e., Doxazosin, Cardura) to cure BPH. Propecia is not able to result in increased growth of body hair.

Suitable Dosage and Correct Ways of Administering Propecia

Available dosage Generic Finasteride forms and strengths
Name Manufacturer Active ingredient Brands Dosage forms Strengths Price, USD
Propecia Ajanta Pharma Limited / Fortune Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Finasteride Appecia / Proscalpin Tablet 1mg $0.60
Proscar Hab Pharmaceuticals & Research Ltd / Ind-Swift Laboratories Ltd. Finasteride Prosteride / Finotop Tablet 5mg $0.81

Male pattern hair loss needs minimum 3 months of treatment with Propecia until any results appear. Notably, Propecia is not able to treat hair loss, however provides stimulation of hair growth within scalp sector, which continues only during the period of Propecia administration. The newly grown hair may experience hair fall during 1 year after the treatment with Propecia has finished.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) needs minimum 6 months of treatment with Propecia until final results appear. Propecia is not able to treat BPH completely, but rather assists in easing the symptoms accompanying the sickness and reduces prostate size, which continues only during the period of Propecia administration. After end of treatment, the prostate is subject to growing back again during several months.

Tablets for oral administration include the following dosage:

  • Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH):
    • Adults — 5 milligrams (mg) one time per day.
    • Children — cannot be used.
  • Treatment of male pattern hair loss:
    • Adults — 1 milligram (mg) one time per day.
    • Children — cannot be used.

Any missed dose Propecia is to be skipped with regular administration being continued. Abstain from doubling the missed dose with intention to compensate it. Propecia can be taken with or without food, approximately at the same time every day to attain desired outcomes.

Associated Side Effects during Treatment with Propecia

Any of the following side effects require immediate reporting to healthcare professional without delay, once observed:

  • Cold sweat
  • General Confusion
  • Chills
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheaded feeling whenever attempting to stand up after lying or sitting for long
  • Feeling of being close to pass out
  • Reduction in sex drive or performance
  • Complications with getting or maintaining erection

In addition, Propecia is also able to reduce the ejaculated sperm volume, but does not influence the sperm count or ability of conceiving children.

author: Eric Klein, MD