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Finasteride 1mg Tablets reviews
Finasteride 1mg Tablets FAQs
Since the UK patent for Finasteride expired on 11 October 2014, 'generic Finasteride' been available from pharmacies.
A generic medicine is medically the same as a branded version. It is sold under its medical name rather than a brand name, meaning that a generic medicine is a low cost, inexpensive, version of a branded medicine.
The active ingredient of Finasteride tablets is Finasteride 1mg. Finasteride tablets and Finasteride 1mg tablets are medically the same. Sometimes generic medicines also have their own brand names, such as Aindeem.
Clinical studies among men aged 18-41 (with mild to moderate hair loss) have shown that Finasteride has led to a noticeable improvement in hair growth after after 4-6 months of taking Finasteride 1mg daily.
After 1-2 years Finasteride is at its maximum level of benefit.
If you take Finasteride for 5 years, you have a 90% chance of having either more or the same amount of hair that you had when you began taking the medication. This compares with a 25% chance in men who have not been taking Finasteride.
You should only take Finasteride if it has been prescribed to you by a registered doctor.
Finasteride is only for men over the age of 18 – it should not be used by women due to serious risks during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and it is not suitable for children and adolescents.
Finasteride should not be taken by men who are taking Proscar or any other 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor medicines for benign prostatic hyperplasia or other conditions.
You do not need to take a blood test before taking Finasteride.
However, if you are aged over 50 (or 40 if you have a greater than normal risk of developing prostate cancer) it is recommended that you have a before taking Finasteride.
That said, if you are aged 50 and over (40 and over if you have a high risk of developing prostate cancer) you should have a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test before taking Finasteride.
Irrespective of height or weight, the dosage of Finasteride is the same for everyone. This is because only a dosage of 1mg per day is required in order for Finasteride to be effective for hair loss. Finasteride can be taken at different dosages for other medical conditions. It is no more effective for hair loss if a higher dose is taken.
You can read more about the Finasteride dosage here.
Finasteride works in men of any age, but has been shown to be at its most effective in younger men.
Finasteride has been shown to work for 15 years or more in most men who take it. It normally works for the duration of your course of treatment, however there is the possibility that it will lose some of its effectiveness over time.
Finasteride has no effect on transplanted hair.
Finasteride has been shown to work in the front of the scalp as long as there is some hair in the area.
Finasteride can help men who are experiencing any hair loss, male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia at any stage, however it is more effective the sooner it is started and is most effective at tackling hair loss found on the vertex (top of the scalp).
Finasteride hasn’t been proven to:
- Restore hair to areas which are completely bald
- Reverse frontline hair loss/receding
- Reverse hair loss in the temple regions
Most men who take Finasteride experience no problems when trying to conceive.
However, in some cases Finasteride has led to male infertility. It has done so by reducing the sperm count in the men affected, along with making their ejaculate more watery.
If you are taking Finasteride had have been experiencing difficulties in trying to conceive for 4-6 months and having difficulty, then it is not unreasonable to cease taking Finasteride.
If the woman does not come into contact with Finasteride when trying to conceive then there will be no congenital deformities or issues with the fetus. This means that women should not take, or even touch, Finasteride tablets when they are of child-bearing age.
Finasteride can also be found in the sperm so you should wear a condom whilst using Finasteride 1mg tablets and not try to conceive during this time.
Ceasing your treatment of Finasteride will not lead to further hair loss.
However, once you have stopped taking Finasteride you will not receive the benefits that you had while you were taking the medication, and you may experience an initial shedding of hair.
Finasteride has been proven to make hair grow back stronger, and faster. However, it won't’ substantially change your hair texture or quality.
Women cannot take Propecia because of the way that it interacts with female hormones. It’s not safe for women to take it, even in small doses.
Finasteride is cheaper because it’s a generic version of a branded, previously patented drug, Propecia. Once the patent lapsed, manufacturers were able to move in and sell their own versions of the drug for less than the original. The price difference between the two is quite substantial, especially when considered over a long period of time.