Propecia

Propecia is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor used to treat male pattern baldness. The drugs in this group of medications block the 5 alpha-reductase enzymes from converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – its active form in the human body.

  • Contains The Active Ingredient Finasteride
  • Prevents Further Hair Loss
  • Promotes New Hair Growth
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Propecia? 

Propecia belongs to a type of medication called 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors. Their primary goal is to treat male pattern baldness by blocking the 5 alpha-reductase enzymes from converting testosterone into its active form, dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

DHT is one of the main reasons men experience male pattern baldness and preventing its production can largely solve the issue of hair loss. Using Propecia has led to mostly positive outcomes in men with mild to moderate hair loss issues. The effects of the drug are usually seen during the first 3 months of the treatment, however, how effective it is varies from patient to patient. Propecia can help halt further hair loss as well as promote new hair growth. However, it is not 100% effective and will not bring back all lost hair. However, it will significantly slow down the effects of male pattern baldness as long as you keep taking the drug.

How Does Propecia Work? 

Propecia is highly effective in treating male pattern baldness due to its ability to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase, and therefore the conversion of testosterone into DHT. When taken every day, Propecia can reduce the DHT levels in the scalp for as high as 60%. This is enough to stop hair loss in over 85% of men who take the drug. Furthermore, over 65% of all patients reported new hair growth as a result of using Propecia.

So far, the most effective way to prevent male pattern baldness is to lower the DHT levels in the body. Propecia and its generic alternative Finasteride are therefore recommended to all men suffering from hereditary baldness.

Propecia Results And Benefits: How Effective Is It? 

The main benefit of using Propecia is slowing down the effects of male pattern baldness and stimulating new hair growth. Numerous studies have shown Propecia is effective in halting the production of DHT and as a result, slowing down the progress of hair loss in most men.

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The recommended Propecia dose is 1 mg every day, ideally at the same time. The drug can be taken with or without food. To ensure its efficiency, the drug needs to be taken regularly.

If your doctor recommends an alternative dose, you may have a certain medical condition or other factors interfering with how the drug works. In that case, do not modify the dose on your own but make sure you follow your doctor’s guidelines.

Take the drug exactly as your doctor prescribed. Do not take a double dose if you miss your previous dose. Instead, continue taking the drug on a regular schedule.

Do not throw the medicine out in household garbage or wastewater. Instead, consult your doctor on proper drug recycling practices.

You should take one tablet every day at the same time unless your doctor recommended otherwise. Do not take more than one pill in a 24h period, unless implicitly instructed by your doctor.

Certain patients may experience side effects from using Propecia, as the drug affects everyone differently. Not everyone will experience them. Some of the most common Propecia side effects include:

  •         Erectile dysfunction
  •         Reduced libido (sexual interest)
  •         Lower semen count

Most people never experience any of these side effects. However, there are certain rare side effects. Contact your doctor if you experience the following symptoms after using the medicine:

  •         Pain in your testicles
  •         Breast enlargement or tenderness
  •         Nipple discharge

If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction after using the medicine, discontinue using it immediately and contact your doctor. The most common allergic reaction symptoms are:

  •         Skin rash
  •         Hives
  •         Lip swelling
  •         Tongue, throat or face swelling
  •         Itchiness

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the drug you should not take it. Notify your doctor of any allergies before they prescribe Propecia. The drug should not be used by women or children either.

Male breast cancer has been associated with Propecia use in a small number of cases. There is no evidence indicating a direct correlation, however, the possibility has to be considered. If you notice any signs of breast enlargement or nipple discharge, contact your doctor immediately.

Men suffering from prostate cancer may develop higher-grade prostate cancer after using the drug, although the risk is small. Propecia is not used to treat prostate cancer.

People with known liver problems should be cautious about using Propecia. Consult your doctor if you have any liver problems.

Pregnant women should be extra cautious, as the foetus can absorb the medicine leading to genital deformities in male babies. Therefore, pregnant women should not handle crushed or broken Propecia tablets as the drug may get absorbed through the skin. Breastfeeding mothers should also be careful around the drug, as it can get absorbed in the breast milk as well.

Propecia should not be used by children. If your child is suffering from hair loss, consult your doctor as this may be a symptom of a much more serious issue.

Before taking Propecia, make sure you let your doctor know which drugs you are currently using or have recently taken. Let your doctor know how frequently you use caffeine, nicotine or alcohol, as they can affect the way drug reacts.

Your doctor should let you know if any of the drugs you are taking may interact with Propecia.

Propecia and Finasteride both contain the same active ingredients and are essentially the same treatment. However, Propecia is the branded version of Finasteride. Finasteride is also the name of the active ingredient in both drugs.

Finasteride is just as effective as Propecia, but it is much more affordable. However, Propecia is a more distinguishable brand. Propecia does contain several different non-active ingredients to which some patients may react differently.

Propecia is an approved hair loss treatment aimed at people suffering from male pattern baldness. It has been proven effective in over 80% of users. Most users reported seeing results 6 months after starting therapy.

Both Propecia and Finasteride are equally strong and both require a prescription. They have been proven most effective in men up to 41 years of age. The earlier you start using Propecia when you notice the first signs of male pattern baldness, the more effective the therapy will be. If you start using Propecia early, the chances of the treatment preventing further hair loss and stimulating new hair growth are better.

You can purchase Propecia safely and discretely at True Medical. After you’ve filled out your prescription online, we will dispatch and deliver your order in an unbranded, discreet package with no branding or indications of the content within to your UK shipping address.