Frequently Asked Questions about Propecia (Finasteride)
What is Finasteride used for?
Propecia can treat male pattern hair loss. Finasteride will
stimulate hair growth on the scalp and can also prevent further hair loss.
Please explain what male pattern hair loss
Male pattern hair loss is when men experience thinning and losing of the hair on the scalp.
Also, this can result in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head.
Specialists state that this is due to heredity and is dependent on hormonal effects.
Androgenetic alopecia is the medical term for this type of hair loss.
Can Finasteride help me?
It is proved that Propecia will work for most men. Finasteride increases the number of scalp hairs
and helps you fill in thin or balding scalp zones. It is also
reported that Propecia can slow hair loss during two years of use.
What side effects should I
expect from Propecia?
Reports show that Propecia is in general well tolerated. No serious side effects
were detected. However, main adverse effects included decreased libido (1.8% of Finasteride patients
compared to 1.3% on placebo) and erectile dysfunction (1.3% Finasteride
compared to 0.7% placebo). Nevertheless, all side effects were resolved
after discontinuation of therapy. Also, it was resolved in patients that continued
with the therapy.
What are the instructions
for taking Propecia?
1mg is the recommended dose of Propecia. It should be taken once a day, for
a period of three months or more.
Any estimate of how many men are using Propecia since its
It is estimated that more than 1 million men are taking Propecia worldwide.
What is the difference in Finasteride, Propecia and Proscar?
Finasteride is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Proscar and Propecia. Propecia
and Proscar are both brandnames.