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⭐Reduces the shrinkage of hair follicles
⭐Effective in 90% of men
⭐Taken once a day, results within 3-6 months

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About Finasteride

Finasteride hair loss treatment is clinically proven to treat male pattern baldness.

Key points about Finasteride 1mg tablets:

  • Reduces the shrinkage of hair follicles to prevent hair loss
  • Clinically proven to simulate hair growth
  • Effective in 90% of men
  • Finasteride 1mg is to be taken once daily
  • Results showing within 3-6 months
  • Unbranded, generic Finasteride is cheaper and just as effective as alternatives such as Propecia

 

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To purchase Finasteride 1mg tablets, complete a quick and easy online consultation so our pharmacists can determine if this treatment is right for you. Once completed, you can select your medication and check out. Your order will be shipped and delivered to your door in plain and discrete packaging, from our UK registered online pharmacy, 
 

What is Finasteride?

Finasteride 1mg is a prescription-only hair loss treatment, taken orally, every day. Prescribed to treat male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), finasteride 1mg tablets are effective in preventing further hair loss and promoting hair regrowth. it is also used to manage systems of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). The dosage for managing prostate enlargement, however, is 5mg instead of Finasteride 1mg. It is also sold under the brand name Propecia, but Finasteride is a low-cost alternative, which is unbranded. It contains the same active ingredient at a lower price and is commonly known as “generic Propecia”.
 

What Does Finasteride Do?

Finasteride 1mg tablets help to stop and prevent further hair loss and help to promote hair regrowth. It works by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase enzymes which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male hormone that shrinks hair follicles, causing hair thinning and hair loss.

By blocking the conversion of DHT, hair follicles can recover, resulting in reduced amount of hair loss, and in some cases hair regrowth.

To find out more, take a look at our ‘Does Finasteride Work?’ guide.
 

Does Finasteride Work?

Yes, it does work, but it is important to note that Finasteride is a baldness treatment and not a cure. For it to be effective, you need to keep taking it. Usually showing results after 3-6 months, it has been clinically proven to have a 90% success rate in slowing and reversing hair loss (results from a trial conducted over five years on over 1,800 men).

There have been other trials that have also seen success showing that Finasteride hair loss treatment works. Conducted in over 2,500 men in another clinical trial showed that Finasteride 1mg had a positive impact on hair growth in 87% of men.

Over two years, a study on 1,500 men demonstrated that 83% of men taking Finasteride experienced an increase in hair growth, a complete stop in hair loss, or both.
 

How Long Does Finasteride Take To Work?

Finasteride starts working on the scalp almost immediately, but it can take 3-4 months before you notice any results.

Important note: Using Finasteride for hair loss is a slow process that requires persistence and patience and it’s only a treatment therefore you have to keep taking it for it to keep working.
 

Finasteride 1mg Results

To see results, Finasteride should be taken once a day.

Although Finasteride tablets start working immediately, within the first 1-3 months, it is unlikely that you will notice any effects. You may notice shedding, where you start to lose hair at a faster rate. This is normal - Finasteride doesn’t cause hair shedding, it causes weaker hairs to fall out mid-cycle and regrow stronger and thicker, meaning the treatment is working.

3-6 months is when you should see results of a reduction of hair loss, with some men noticing regrowth of hair during this time.

Within 6-9 months, you should start to notice a positive change in appearance and regrowth. Men with receding hairlines can usually see noticeable improvement around this timeline.

After 9 to 12 months, you should see a noticeable reduction in hair loss, and in many cases, an overall improvement in hair growth. Hair often appears thicker and fuller after one year and you should continue to take treatment if you are not experiencing any side effects.

After 1-2 years, Finasteride tablets are at its maximum benefit. Continue to use treatment daily, as the effects of Finasteride start to wear off six months after you stop taking it. If you do not notice any changes after one year of use, you should stop treatment and talk to your doctor about alternative treatments. It is important to note that not all men experience hair growth, in these cases, Finasteride hair loss treatment may work to prevent further balding.

For more information, take a look at our Finasteride Results Timeline.
 

What Happens When You Stop Taking Finasteride Tablets?

Finasteride 1mg can only help to prevent hair loss when the drug is active in the body. This is due to Finasteride's mechanism of action – the drug blocks the enzyme, which is responsible for producing DHT, the hormone that causes hair loss.

If finasteride is stopped, the body will restart the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Hair follicles will react as they did previously, causing hair to thin and shed. You should take tablets continuously for as long as you wish to see results.

Important note: Finasteride has a short half-life and does not stay in your system for very long. Most of the drug will be out of your system within seven days. For treatment to work long-term, you should take a tablet daily without discontinuing treatment.


Finasteride Dosage Instructions

For hair loss, take one Finasteride 1mg tablet daily, preferably around the same time each day.

Tablets can be taken with or without food. Finasteride tablets should be swallowed whole, rather than being crushed or broken.

You should not stop treatment before consulting your doctor or pharmacist. It can take up to 12 months to see the benefit from treatment.

Medication should be kept out of sight and reach of children, away from direct light and heat, and stored in a cool and dry place.

For more information, please read the patient information leaflet.


Finasteride Ingredients

Active ingredient: Finasteride 1mg

Inactive ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, cellulose, microcrystalline, sodium starch glycolate, starch pregelatined [maize starch], docusate sodium, magnesium stearate Tablet coat: Hypromellose, hydroxy propyl cellulose, talc, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172), yellow iron oxide (E172).

Whilst the active ingredient will remain the same, the inactive ingredients may differ amongst brands. You should read the patient information leaflet supplied with your medication, for a full list of ingredients.


Finasteride Side Effects

Finasteride tablets have a number of listed side effects, as do all medication. Not everyone experiences side effects.

Side effects of Finasteride 1mg may include:

  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Difficulty getting and maintaining an erection
  • Decrease in the production of semen
  • Depression
  • A lump on the breast
  • Enlargement of the breast
  • Pain of the breast
  • Tenderness in the chest region
  • Nipple discharge
  • Finding it hard to urinate
  • Pain in the testicles

 

Finasteride side effects should disappear within one to two weeks and treatment is unlikely to cause permanent side effects. If you experience side effects severely or persitstently, you should consult your doctor. Because of the short half-life of Finasteride tablets, side effects are likely to resolve once you stop taking the treatment, however, there are instances of men experiencing erectile dysfunction or loss of sexual drive after stopping Finasteride pills.

It is rare for finasteride to cause an allergic reaction. However, if you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction, you should seek medical attention urgently. These include:

  • Swelling
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Breathing trouble
  • Dizziness

 

You should always notify your doctor that you are taking finasteride ahead of any medical treatment or surgical procedure. Finasteride has the potential to interfere with blood tests used to diagnose prostate cancer.
 

How To Reduce Side Effects of Finasteride

The only way to be sure of avoiding side effects is not to take the medication. Ways to reduce the risk of experiencing side effects include:

  • Using finasteride as prescribed
  • Stopping smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle including dietary modifications and increasing exercise

 

Refer to our article on reducing the side effects of finasteride for more information.


Is Finasteride Safe?

Yes, Finasteride tablets are generally safe and well-tolerated. Clinical studies examining men taking finasteride 1mg conclude that side effects are uncommon, and most men do not experience side effects. Where side effects are experienced, they usually settle with continued use. 

A clinical study conducted over a one-year period in over 3,000 men found that only 1.7% of men discontinued treatment as a result of side effects. It was also reported that 1.8% of men reported a decrease in sex drive, 1.3% of men reported difficulties in achieving an erection, and 0.8% of subjects taking Finasteride treatment reported a reduced volume of semen produced.

After the fifth year of treatment, the number of patients reporting the above side effects fell to below 0.3%. This indicates that if you are one of the few individuals that is experiencing side-effects, they are likely to disappear after continued use. It is important to note that side-effects are reversible and resolve once finasteride has been stopped.


Finasteride Warnings

  • You should not use Finasteride if you are under the age of 18.
  • You should not use Finasteride tablets if you are a female.
  • Finasteride should not be handled by women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you are trying to conceive, do not take Finasteride 1mg.
  • You should use a condom if you are sexually active and taking Finasteride.
  • Finasteride can affect the levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), a marker used in diagnosing prostate cancer. If you are due to have a blood test, you should let your doctor know that you are taking Finasteride.
  • Although rare, there have been reported cases of breast cancer in men taking Finasteride. If you notice any changes to your breast area, stop treatment and let your doctor know.

 

Important note: You should always check with your doctor or pharmacist to ensure that treatment is safe for you to take.
 

Can Women Take Finasteride Tablets?

No. Finasteride can have serious side effects for women, particularly during pregnancy. The patterns of hair loss and thinning in women, differ from those in men. Since Finasteride hair loss treatment stops the production of male hormones, women should not take finasteride as it will not help with hair loss.


Finasteride Interactions

Finasteride 1mg does not interact with many other drugs. However, it is important to let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are taking any other medication. This is so that they can check if it is safe to take finasteride, whilst using other treatments.


Finasteride Alternatives

While Finasteride is one of the most effective hair loss treatments to date, there are other treatments available. Alternatives to Finasteride hair loss tablets include Propecia, Minoxidil (also known as Regaine), Dutasteride, and hair loss vitamins.

This treatment is also known as ‘generic Finasteride’, because it is the unbranded version of Propecia tablets. Both treatments contain same active ingredient. Finasteride 1mg tablets are the more cost-effective version of the hair loss treatment.

Minoxidil is a topical treatment and works to improve blood flow in the scalp, with the aim of reactivating hair follicles. Regaine Foam contains the active ingredient, minoxidil, and helps with hair loss without the need to take a tablet. However, it has no effect on DHT, the hormone which shrinks hair follicles, and is therefore, not as effective as finasteride.

Dutasteride is a DHT blocker like Finasteride. However, it is not licensed to treat hair loss, which means it is not sold as a hair loss treatment. There are limited studies examining the safety of this medication for hair loss.

While you can also find hair vitamins and supplements without a prescription, there is limited research about how effective these are and questions around whether hair loss vitamins work.
 

Finasteride Tablets with Other Hair Loss Treatments

Finasteride 1mg tablets do work effectively on their own. However, they can also be taken with topical hair loss treatments, such as Regaine hair foam, or additional supplements which stimulate hair growth and hair follicle health, such as Biotin and Vitamin B7.
 

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Yes, you can use both treatments together. They work in different ways and both treatments can compliment each other to give better results.

No, it is not available to treat hair loss on the NHS. It is only available privately.

Finasteride is available as a spray, however, it is unlicensed. There are very limited studies looking at the effectiveness of topical finasteride. However, in theory, it is not likely to be as effective as finasteride pills.

Both contain the same active ingredient, finasteride 1mg. Propecia is the branded version, which is more expensive. However, both treatments are medically equivalent.

Finasteride 1mg is not licensed to treat hair loss in women and is only suitable to treat male pattern baldness. It has been shown to be somewhat effective in treating female hair loss. However, DHT which shrinks hair follicles in males, is a by-product of testosterone. As women have less testosterone, the response to treatment is not as positive as it is in males. Finasteride can be harmful to women and disrupt hormone balance. It is also harmful for pregnant women as it can result in birth defects.

Reports have shown that there is a small link between depression and finasteride. Although rare, it is a listed side effect. If you do feel depressed or in an unusually low mood, you should stop treatment immediately and consult your doctor.

Erectile dysfunction affects around 2.1%-3.8% of users, according to research.

There are studies showing that finasteride can reduce sperm count, in a small number of cases. A reduced sperm count can make it harder to conceive. Studies also suggest that this is reversible, and sperm quality returns to normal, once treatment is stopped.

Important note: You should stop using finasteride if you are trying for a baby. Finasteride can have harmful effects on the foetus.

No, you should stop using finasteride if you are trying to conceive, or if your partner is pregnant.

It is safe to drink alcohol whilst taking finasteride, as long as you drink in moderation. In fact, studies show that finasteride could help to reduce alcohol intake due to a possible interference with hormones that are linked to alcohol consumption.

It was reported that two thirds of men taking finasteride regularly, found that they consumed less alcohol.

It will not work for those who are completely bald. It will only work on areas of the scalp that have some hair growth.

It is not necessary to take finasteride after a hair transplant. However, your surgeon may advise taking finasteride after the procedure, to prevent future hair loss, accelerate hair regrowth; and to reduce shedding after the transplant.

Product Reviews For Finasteride 1mg Tablets


Finasteride has received an overwhelmingly positive response for its ability to stop hair loss and support regrowth. Research has shown that 90% of men who use finasteride experienced efficient hair growth. 42% of subjects experienced a halt in balding, whilst 48% experienced hair regrowth, proving finasteride to have a success rate of 90%. 

Reviews cite improvements in hair density, as well as the enhanced appearance of the hair. Studies also showed that 80% of finasteride patients experienced a halt in hair loss within 6 to 12 months. 

Another 2-year study looking at the effectiveness of finasteride in 1,553 men suffering with male pattern baldness, showed that over 83% of men were able to maintain or increase the number of hairs from the baseline. 

Finasteride does work and many men use it effectively to treat male pattern baldness. Science backs this up, however, there are circumstances where it may not work. For example:

  • If you have alopecia
  • Your hair loss is caused by medication that you are taking, or other treatments that you are undergoing, such as chemotherapy

 

A good idea to track your progress is to take pictures at regular intervals. This allows you to see the results before and after taking finasteride

To find out more about the clinical trials of finasteride and it’s counterparts, please read our in-depth finasteride reviews guide. 

Positives:

  • It’s easier to use than other hair loss medication
  • Very effective at treating male hair loss
  • More affordable than other hair loss treatments
  • Side effects are very uncommon

Negatives:

  • It can take some time to produce effective results
  • Effects can sometimes be minimal


Overall, it’s evident that finasteride is highly regarded by reviewers for its lack of side effects, effectiveness at treating hair loss and affordable pricing. This is reflected within the customer reviews. Although there are some downsides, the positives certainly outweigh the negatives. 

Therefore, we recommend using finasteride as an effective medication to treat male pattern baldness. 
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Summary For Finasteride 1mg Tablets

Type of medicine 5-alpha reductase inhibitor
Works by Stops conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (hormone which shrinks hair follicles)
Active ingredient Finasteride
Strength 1mg
Effective within 6-9 months
Dosage instructions Take one tablet daily
Manufacturer Accord, Milpharm, Dr Reddys, Mylan
Use with alcohol No known interaction

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