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Finasteride Tablets

The active ingredient in Propecia

Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that is FDA-approved for the treatment of male pattern hair loss.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Finasteride?

Finasteride 1mg is the generic form of Propecia that is FDA-approved for male pattern hair loss, or androgenic alopecia. When Finasteride is used in a 5mg dose it is generic for Proscar and is FDA-approved to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is also known as an enlarged prostate.

How do I take Finasteride?

Take your dose of Finasteride at the same time each day. You may take Finasteride with or without food. If you miss a dose and are only off by a few hours, you may go ahead and take your missed dose. However, if you missed a dose and it has been more than a few hours skip your dose and continue on like usual the next day. Finasteride will not work better if you take more than 1 daily, so take Finasteride exactly as prescribed and never take an extra dose. You may need to take Finasteride for 3 months or more before you start seeing the hair benefits.

How does Finasteride work?

Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor medication. Finasteride works on the scalp by blocking the enzyme which converts Testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It has been discovered that DHT can play a role in male pattern hair loss. Once DHT is reduced by Finasteride, you may experience a reduction in hair loss and general maintenance of the hair you currently have. Sometimes, Finasteride will even regrow some of the lost hair, but the main goal is reducing additional hair loss.

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How to store Finasteride tablets?

Store your Finasteride in a closed container at room temperature in a dry environment. Avoid bathroom storage due to a potentially high humidity environment. Store Finasteride safely away from pets and children. Finasteride is a category X medication, meaning that it can cause birth defects. For this reason, women should not handle even the unbroken Finasteride tablets. If a tablet is crushed, its exposure to skin can increase when handled.

If I’m currently using another hair loss product, will a switch cause shedding?

There is not usually a shedding period if you are switching from an oral Finasteride or Dutasteride to topical Finasteride or Dutasteride, or from a topical to an oral form. However, if you have been using a topical Minoxidil (the active ingredient in Rogaine) product and you are switching to a medication that does not contain Minoxidil, you may see shedding. To help avoid this shedding, you can do a slow taper of the Minoxidil product over 6-8 weeks while transitioning to the new product, or you can make sure there is Minoxidil in your new formula.

What are the potential side effects of Finasteride tablets?

The potential side effects when using Finasteride 1mg tablets include depression, anxiety, dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness, headache, difficulty urinating, testicular pain, runny nose, rash, allergic reactions, swelling of hands or feet, swelling, pain, leakage, or tenderness of the breast tissue. A small percentage of men in clinical trials (3.8%) experienced sexual side effects including reducing sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, or lowered semen volume, which may continue after stopping treatment. It is worth noting that in these same trials, 2.1% of men taking the placebo also reported these sexual effects. See the Important Safety Information for a full list of potential side effects.

How long until I may see an effect from Finasteride?

You may need to take Finasteride for 3 months or more before you start seeing the benefits. Although some people may start seeing results sooner.

What is the important safety information about this product?

See the detailed safety information under the Safety Info tab for the product.

Do I need to take a photo?

Yes, your photographs will help us to accurately diagnose the cause of your medical condition and prescribe the most effective medication regimen. It is very important that we have clear photographs. Our site is mobile-friendly and simple to upload pictures.

How much does the online visit cost?

The online doctor’s visits and shipping are completely free. With Strut, you will only pay for the medication, if one is appropriate for you after your consultation. If after checking out, the doctor identifies that you are not a good candidate for treatment, you will not be charged.

How much does the medication cost?

The cost varies, the price is listed on the product page of the website. Prices at local pharmacies or online are often higher than what we offer. We keep our prices very competitive, as well as offering free visits and shipping.

If I'm currently using another hair loss product, will a switch cause shedding?

There is not usually a shedding period if you are switching from an oral Finasteride or Dutasteride to topical Finasteride or Dutasteride, or from a topical to an oral form. However, if you have been using a topical Minoxidil (the active ingredient in Rogaine) product and you are switching to a medication that does not contain Minoxidil, you may see shedding. To help avoid this shedding, you can do a slow taper of the Minoxidil product over 6-8 weeks while transitioning to the new product, or you can make sure there is Minoxidil in your new formula.

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