Finasteride

Finasteride is both the active ingredient and the generic form of Propecia, used to treat male pattern baldness or hair loss. This treatment is commonly used among men suffering from hair loss. It works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone or DHT.

  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • Stimulates New Hair Growth
  • Long-Term Hair Loss Treatment
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Finasteride? 

Finasteride is the active ingredient in branded hair loss treatments, Proscar and Propecia. It is also the generic, yet equally effective drug used to treat hair loss in men. Finasteride is also frequently prescribed to treat an enlarged prostate. It can be used to treat various other issues including excessive hair growth in female patients. It is also one of the drugs in a hormone therapy transgender women use. The drug is administered orally.

You can buy Finasteride in three different pack sizes to suit all your needs from 1mg to 5mg its proven to be very effective and cheap compared to the other hair loss medication on the market especially in the form of a pill, its proven to be one of the best methods to stop male hair loss.

 

What Is Finasteride Used For? 

Some men in their 30s start experiencing the first symptoms of hair loss. Finasteride is used as a treatment for male pattern baldness. The effectiveness of the treatment depends on various factors including age, genetics, overall health condition as well as their response to the treatment but is one of the best ways to avoid any hair loss.

Some patients respond faster to the treatment, while others have to take it for some time before any signs of improvement start to manifest. However, most patients should start seeing the first signs of improvement within a year of starting the treatment. If not, they should consult their physician about a possible alternative.

What Does Finasteride Do? 

Finasteride is an alpha-reductase inhibiting medication meaning it blocks the function of the enzyme which converts the male hormone testosterone into its active form dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

As men age when testosterone gets converted to DHT, prostate glands become more susceptible to getting enlarged. Therefore, as Finasteride helps prevent conversion to DHT, it can also help treat enlarged prostate and related issues.

On the other hand, hair loss is common in over 80% of Caucasian males and very rare in females under the age of 50. In males, the thinning of the hair usually occurs in patterns, mainly the central scalp area as well as scalp vertex, therefore it’s commonly referred to male pattern baldness.

Finasteride blocks the 5 alpha-reductase enzymes and inhibits DHT, which has proven to be one of the most effective ways of preventing male pattern baldness symptoms. This is because excess DHT negatively affects hair growth as it shrinks the follicles in the scalp area. Less DHT means fewer follicles shrink and those that have can regenerate and grow hair again. Therefore, the drug is highly effective in preventing and reversing the effects of hair loss in men.

Can I Buy Finasteride Uk 

Yes we sell finasteride all you need to do is fill out the online form and the pharmacist will make sure its right for you and get it posted the same day.

What is the difference between generic Finasteride and Propecia? 

They are both medications for hair growth and share the same ingredient which is finasteride. Propecia is the name of the brand and Finasteride is the generic one. But don’t worry as these two both have the same effectiveness in medication. There’s a test conducted in the UK for the generic brand and the original one to have equivalent content of finasteride and results. Generic medicines are the cheaper version of the branded ones but still have the same effect as the original brand.

How Finasteride works in our body 

Finasteride prevents the testosterone from turning into DHT or the hormone dihydrotestosterone. This DHT helps our hair follicles to reach again the normal size. According to studies, finasteride 1mg can help you regain the hair you’ve lost and can really boost your confidence in how you look. So based on the survey, men who’ve been taking finasteride might probably not lose hair more often and could achieve their desired hair growth.

Treatment for hair loss can be done for about 3 to 6 months, and the results will only be seen after taking 1mg of finasteride.

Who benefits the most with Finasteride? 

Most of the people who take finasteride are men who are prone to hair loss at any age. The upper tip part of the scalp which is called the vertex is the most common part where men lose their hair. No study has been proven yet to regain hair growth in 100% bald areas or on front temple areas that have gone bald.

How to take finasteride as medication? 

It is very crucial to take this in a timely manner to prevent losing too much hair so it is best advised to be taken immediately. It is best to consult first to your doctor for any effects on your part when taking the 1mg finasteride and as soon as you experience signs of hair loss.

Finasteride should be taken on a scheduled basis and take it together with a glass of water. This should be taken on the same schedule every day and stick to it as much as possible so that you can see the best results in the long run. It is also a great idea to make it a part of your habitual routine. There is no such rule to take it before or after you eat. So, it’s fine if you take it when you’re full or with an empty stomach.

Effectivity rate of Finasteride 

Finasteride is surely effective but needs a lot of time before it could take effect and it will still depend on the patient’s body as each medication has a different impact and vary from one person to another. It is commonly taken for about a year, but if you notice that there are still no improvements or changes upon taking it for 1 year then most likely that if you take it for longer there could still be no improvement. But you should also be aware of the possibilities upon stopping the medication. There’s a probability that you will lose any strands of hair that you acquire during the treatment period.

90% of men who take the 1mg Finasteride for 1 year or more have experienced more hair strands regrowth or prevented their hair loss. Finasteride is also known as the most effective medicine to cure baldness such as preventing frequent hair loss and potential hair regrowth. So if you are planning to take this medicine and already consulted with your doctor. Then better to prepare with the different phases when taking this as a treatment. There is a possibility that the hair you’ve gained since the beginning may fall off after 9 months to 1 year of taking it continuously. But no worries at all, as it will come back again with a thicker strand of hair.

Typical outcome timeline 

So further explanation with the different effects for each phase of treatment using Finasteride. We have come up with a summary of the timeline results.

  • 1 to 3 months of medication
  • No changes/ improvements shown yet at this period. But, in this period, finasteride has been working already with your hair follicles by lowering the DHT level. So you might notice hair fall more frequent than the hair fall you are experiencing before you take Finasteride as a medication. This is because Finasteride makes your weaker hair strands fall off and then replaces them with stronger hair and more volume. That is actually a great sign which means the treatment is quite effective.

  • 3 to 6 months of medication
  • This is the stage wherein there is less hair fall and you might also notice new hair growth.

  • 6 to 9 months of medication
  • This is the stage where you will see a lot of changes in your hair appearance. It is very common for most men to experience hair loss at any age. In fact, there are also a lot of men who gain back their hair and recover from hair loss. You may also notice improvement with your hairlines that the hair loss was much lesser and hair growth is starting which usually shows in the 6 to 9 month period.

  • 9 to 12 months of medication
  • After taking the treatment using finasteride for about 9 months or so, the amount of hair loss will become noticeable. And mostly from other case scenarios, there could be a total change in hair fall and your hair could look much fuller. You may also notice the thickness of your hair strands and if there are no harmful side effects with the treatment, you may continue taking the finasteride and ask your doctor about it. If you wish to discontinue the treatment, then expect the good effects to also stop.

How safe is it to purchase finasteride online in the UK? 

It is safe and legal to purchase it even online. Actually, finasteride is sold through a wide market and the MHRA and GPhC are regulating some pharmacies selling online. So it is best advised to conduct thorough research if these online pharmacies are following the guidelines so you can feel safe and at ease.

Is Finasteride an OTC medication?

Although finasteride is very popular in the market and is a generic brand. It is not an over the counter medicine that you can easily buy without prescription by a doctor. So in order to buy it, you will have to consult your doctor first and get a prescription. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if proven under such tests that you really need this treatment and not just because you would like to try it.

Your doctor might check on you first and see your medical history and if you are currently taking any medications or maintenance to avoid such complications with the medicine.

Keep in mind, that you have to prevent purchasing from those online pharmacies that do not comply with legal regulations. Only get a prescription from a licensed doctor. This will also help you avoid any further negative side effects if your doctor is very well aware of your health situation.

Want To Know More About Finasteride?

Due to its DHT inhibiting nature, there are possible side-effects to using Finasteride including:

  •         Impotence
  •         Lower libido
  •         Abnormal ejaculation
  •         Trouble orgasming
  •         Hand or feet swelling
  •         Breast swelling or tenderness
  •         Weakness
  •         Dizziness
  •         Headaches
  •         Skin rashes

Some side effects may not disappear when you stop taking Finasteride. If you have any concerns regarding the side effects consult your physician.

While only a small percentage of patients exhibit side effects of using Finasteride, they are not uncommon. In most cases, the side effects subside after the body adjusts to therapy and if they don’t it’s best to consult your doctor.

That said, several factors contribute to the side effects manifesting in Finasteride. Therefore, some of the effective ways to prevent side effects of Finasteride include:

  •         Lowering your Estrogen levels. Taking Finasteride can increase the level of the female hormone estrogen in a man’s body by up to 15%. The increased levels of estrogen are usually responsible for the side effects related to ED and libido issues. Therefore, decreasing estrogen can help prevent the side effects of Finasteride. Some of the most effective ways to decrease estrogen include taking Zinc or Grapeseed extract, consuming cruciferous vegetables, and losing weight.
  •         Increasing Nitric Oxide Levels. Nitric oxide is the main component of Viagra and therefore important in maintaining a healthy libido. There are natural ways to increase the levels of nitric oxide in your body including eating foods with high nitric content such as spinach or beets, taking pomegranate juice, and taking nitric oxide supplements such as Citrulline.
  •         Reducing the dosage. Reducing the dose of Finasteride decreases the chance of side effects occurring. If you are concerned about your dosage and possible side effects consult with your doctor or our online staff.
  •         Take ED Medication. Erectile dysfunction drugs such as Cialis, Viagra, or Levitra can be used to counteract the ED side effects of using Finasteride. Sildenafil is the active ingredient of Viagra and can help you get and maintain an erection before sexual intercourse. If you take it one hour before an expected sexual activity you can enjoy the act without any issues.
  •         Switch To Topical Finasteride. Finasteride also comes in topical form. While the topical form is equally effective in combating male pattern baldness, it is also less likely to cause any side effects. Even if the Finasteride gets into your bloodstream, the dose is smaller and less likely to cause any side effects.

Finasteride is almost instantly effective in slowing down the process of hair loss. However, it usually takes anywhere between 3 to 5 months before the effects of the medicine are visible as hair growth is relatively slow. It usually takes between 6 to 9 months to notice the full effects of taking Finasteride. After a year of taking Finasteride, you can see if the treatment is effective in growing new hair. However, Finasteride is almost always fully effective in preventing further hair loss.

You should take Finasteride once a day, preferably at the same time every day. Take a whole pill with a glass of water, before or after a meal. Do not crush the drug when taking it. If you forget to take your dose, make sure you do as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses if you’ve missed one the previous day. Missing one dose will not harm your overall progress.

You should keep taking Finasteride for as long as you want to keep seeing results. Quitting the drug can cause you to lose all the progress you’ve made while taking it. If you stop taking it, your hair loss will continue on the same level as it has before you started taking the treatment.

People with anxiety disorder or depression should consult with their physician before they start Finasteride therapy. Children or women should not take Finasteride under any circumstance. Finasteride can cause severe birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy.

People allergic to one or more ingredients of Finasteride should avoid the drug at all costs. Finasteride can be absorbed through the skin. Therefore, if any children, women or pregnant women get in touch with a crushed or broken Finasteride pill, they should immediately wash the area thoroughly using soap or water. Finasteride should not be taken by anyone under 18 years old as well. Make sure you consult your physician before taking a Finasteride therapy.

Unfortunately, there is no absolute cure for total baldness even if you take Finasteride. Medical study shows that it is only effective in certain areas of our scalp that still has hair or sign of continuous hair growth. There is no proven medical treatment yet for parts of the scalp where hair doesn’t grow at all.

You can find both Finasteride and its branded counterpart Propecia, you can visit our online store. Just fill out your prescription online and you’ll get your dose in a free-tracked delivery. Consult our online support for any questions or concerns you have about using this drug.

If you are experiencing hair loss then your doctor might prescribe only 1mg of Finasterid which can be taken either with a full or empty stomach. Also, keep in mind not to divide the tablets in half.

It may take you a couple of months to see improvement but you should also stick to a regular schedule of taking the treatment. It should be on a daily basis and it must be taken on the same schedule. So, just in case you forgot to take your medicine today let’s say at 8 o’clock in the morning. Then, you should better skip that and take it tomorrow at the same time.

While the research is ongoing, the process for this medication will not be in oral form. Instead, this will be applied to the scalp. Since it’s still in the research process, the medication has not yet been approved and is not licensed to be released in public. But there is a licensed medicine called Regaine which is also a topical treatment for hair loss that you can buy in the UK.

As mentioned earlier, there is an approved medicine aside from Finasteride that can still have the same medical treatment. You can opt for Regaine which is a topical medicine and also successful with hair loss treatment in most men. Well, although it does not have the same effectivity rate as Finasteride, you may consider it also as an alternative since it still works.

Regaine has a component of 5 per cent minoxidil and is in form of lotion and foam. You can continue using it for external applications together with finasteride. It is also good for patients who went through a process of hair transplant and helps to maintain the volume of their hair strands. When taking these medications, it is best advised to continue to avoid the reversal of its effects.

Well others that have prostate enlargement, are commonly prescribed a higher dosage for treatment. The recommended dosage for them is 5mg of Finasteride while for treatment for hair loss is 1mg of Finasteride.

Well, the study has already proven that. Increasing your dosage intake will not be a help for your treatment. You might experience some serious side effects depending on how your body will react and absorb the Finasteride. So it is advised to just take the 1mg finasteride if the only treatment reason is for your hair loss.

Unfortunately, no. The hair loss that women experience is quite different from most men. Also, finasteride can have some serious effects on the body. So it is not advisable to be taken by women especially those who are pregnant and minors.

Well, there is no proven study yet for this. But, a lot of men with the age of 41 had undergone medication using 1mg finasteride. Since hair loss is more prone at this age men, many of them were prescribed take this. It should be effective for them but there are no absolute results yet with how effective it is with older men.

It is not that common but possible. According to some people who have tried taking finasteride, they experienced some changes in their mood and even depression. So, once you noticed this yourself, consult immediately with your doctor and you have to stop taking it.

There is no specific time of the day that you have to take finasteride. But is recommended to take it best in the evening. Just keep up with your regular schedule and drink it at the same time every day.

If you are currently taking finasteride and would like to have a sip of alcohol then it’s fine. As long as you have control of yourself and only drink in moderation. According to a survey, finasteride can actually have an effect on your body that will make you avoid alcohol or lower your consumption. It can affect your hormones. It can actually help you with your drinking habit especially if you drink alcohol more often.

There is no actual difference between the Accord Finasteride from other brands. It is only called accord because it was manufactured by Accord Healthcare UK. They all have the same ingredient and effectiveness as a hair loss treatment. It is the first-ever generic finasteride manufactured in the UK. Mylan, Relonchem, and Milpharm are also the manufacturers of other generic finasteride.

This is the leaflet that is in the package. It explains how to take or use your medicine. It is written for patients – like you – so it’s easy to read and understand.

This leaflet does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist, so if you have any questions, talk to them. Finasteride 1mg tablets – Patient Information Leaflet