Propecia (Finasteride)

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Propecia is the brand name of Finasteride 1mg tablets, a prescription only medication used in the treatment of male pattern baldness. Propecia (Finasteride) helps to stop hair loss and restore hair growth in 9 out of 10 men suffering from mild to moderate hair loss. Improvements in the condition can be seen as early as 3 months from beginning treatment with Propecia (Finasteride).

Propecia tablets helps to reduce hair loss and promote regrowth by reducing the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the blood.

Propecia (Finasteride) tablets are suitable for men who are suffering at any stage of hair loss. Propecia (Finasteride) is the most effective for treatment of hair loss in men. Buy Propecia tablets or generic finasteride 1mg tablets online at Smart Chemist. Simple comple our online medical questionnaire and proceed to checkout. For more information speak to one of our expert Pharmacists on 0203 167 8789 today.

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Why choose Propecia?

Propecia (Finasteride) has been shown to be effective in reducing hair loss and restoring hair growth in 90% of men. Improvements in hair loss can be seen as early as 12 weeks into treatment and maximum benefits are achieved between 1-2 years.

Propecia (Finasteride) is suitable for men who are suffering at any stage of hair loss. Propecia (Finasteride) is the most effective for treatment of hair loss.

What dose should I choose?

The recommended dose of Propecia (Finasteride) according to the British National Formulary (BNF) for male pattern baldness is 1mg once daily.

How should I take Propecia?

Propecia (Finasteride) tablets should be taken once daily, at the same time each day. Propecia tablets can be taken with food or on an empty stomach, and should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. It can take 3-6 months before improvements in hair loss are noticeable, and in some instances, this can be 12 months.

It is important to note that stopping treatment usually results in a loss of previous benefit within 6-12 months.

How does Propecia work?

Propecia (Finasteride) helps to reduce hair loss and promote regrowth by reducing the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the blood. Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition that causes the male hormone testosterone to be converted into the hormone DHT, which damages hair follicles causing hair loss. Propecia (finasteride) works by preventing this conversion of testosterone into DHT, helping stop hair loss and in some instances promoting hair regrowth.

What are the side effects of Propecia?

Common symptoms associated with Propecia (Finasteride) include:

  • Reduced libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Abnormal and/or premature ejaculation.


If you experience changes in your mood or you develop depression, treatment should be stopped immediately and you should contact your doctor straight away.

To find out more about the side effects associated with Propecia (finasteride) Propecia (Finasteride) consult your doctor or speak to one of our expert pharmacists at Smart Chemist.