Propecia (Finasteride)

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Propecia (Finasteride)

The active substance finasteride is used to treat benign prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH). The benign enlargement of the prostate gland is the most common cause of urinary bladder dysfunction in men. It occurs in the majority of men over 50 years old.

You can buy Propecia at the best price available online from $0.55 for 1 mg, $0.73 for 5 mg pill.

What is the purpose of this medicine?

  • Treat benign enlargement of the prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
  • Reduce hormonal-hereditary hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) in men

This is how Propecia works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of finasteride.
Please also read the information on the active ingredient group remedies for hair loss,
to which the active ingredient finasteride belongs.

Areas of application of Propecia

The active substance finasteride is used to treat benign prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH). The benign enlargement of the prostate gland is the most common cause of urinary bladder dysfunction in men. It occurs in the majority of men over 50 years old.

Another application of finasteride in much lower doses of the drug is the treatment of hormone-induced hair loss in men (androgenetic alopecia). However, the use is only useful in this particular form of hair loss. Finasteride inhibits not only the further progression of hair loss, but also promotes the growth of new hair. After about a year, a visible effect is expected. However, an effectiveness in the treatment of the receding hairline, so the retraction of the hairline has not been proven.

For the following application areas of Propecia , in-depth information is available:

  • hair loss
  • benign prostate enlargement

Effect of Propecia

Finasteride is one of a group of drugs called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. These intervene in the metabolism of the male hormone testosterone. This has positive effects both on a benign prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH) and on hormone-induced hair loss (androgenetic alopecia):

  • Benign prostate enlargement is the leading cause of urinary bladder dysfunction in men. From not yet completely clarified cause the prostate tissue grows strongly and presses on the male urethra. Presumably, this growth is triggered by a hormone shift in which the male sex hormone dihydrotestosterone plays a key role. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is produced in the body from testosterone and promotes especially the growth of prostate cells.
    The testosterone, which is released from the testes and adrenal glands, is mainly in the prostate by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase type II rapidly converted to dihydrotestosterone. Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. The enlargement of the prostate is stopped and the risk of serious complications due to the narrowing of the urethra decreases. During treatment with finasteride even a reduction of the prostate can be observed. At the same time, unpleasant symptoms such as urinary symptoms are improved.
  • The enzyme 5-alpha-reductase type II is also found in the hair roots (hair follicles). Androgenetic alopecia, the most common form of hair loss in men, is caused by an inherited hypersensitivity of the hair roots to the male sex hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In this particular form of hair loss, the balding scalp contains reduced hair follicles and increased levels of dihydrotestosterone. The active ingredient finasteride inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase type II and thus the formation of DHT from its precursor, the testosterone. This prevents the harmful effects of DHT on hair follicles. Because of this mode of action finasteride is one of the remedies for hair loss.


Potential Propecia side effects may include:

Propecia used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Lionel K. Mullen says:
    3.0 rating

    Propecia for Hair loss

    no side effects noticeable in terms of libido or similar absolutely compatible with me with high effect (the hair stays)

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. James L. Velasquez says:
    5.0 rating

    Propecia for Hair loss

    Propecia and Proscar have the same active ingredient finasteride. There are differences in the dose and in the price. The original preparation Propecia is about 150 euros for 90 times 1mg daily dose, generics cheaper. That makes about 1.65 euros for the daily dose. Proscar contains 5mg finasteride per film-coated tablet. The package 100 film-coated tablets Proscar cost around 130 euros. This means that for more than 5 times more active ingredient you have to pay 20 euros less than Propecia. I split the 5mg Proscar tablet on 4 approximately equal parts, which corresponds to a Wirkstoffaliquot of about 1.25mg, the overdose of + 25% is negligible. The price for the daily dose is then about 32ct. The handling is a little more complicated, first you have to share the film-coated tablets, it is important to make sure that no objects are contaminated with which female persons, especially pregnant women could have contact! Store the three parts that are not immediately used in a tight-fitting bottle with a drying body. Only when these are used up, process the next film-coated tablet. Do not divide to stock. The described side effects did not occur even after 10 years of daily use. I can not report any loss of libido or erectile dysfunction. Initially, after ingestion, I had slightly metallic taste in my mouth. Either that’s gone or I’m used to it, so it’s gone unnoticed. The drug was extremely effective in my case. 60% of my head hair was no longer fully developed, were thin and partially receding hairline. The dermatologist diagnosed hereditary hair loss after a hair root analysis. All the hair that was still there, even though they were so thin, recovered quickly after taking finasteride. After one year, there were no visible signs of hair loss. At first I also was afraid of the side effects, which I also suspected. Some times I also thought that my libido changed. After a time when I did not think about it anymore, and the daily intake of finasteride became normal, that improved. I believe that only the thought and the knowledge of the possible side effect could trigger it.

    Side effects: Libido loss
  3. Milton C. Martin says:
    4.5 rating

    Propecia for Hair loss

    I watch since taking o.a. Drug a significant lowering of my libido, as well as disturbance of the erection. After looking for a urologist, with whom I had discussed this consequence in detail, I have now halved the dosage, but unfortunately did not lead to an improvement. So I have to decide now: get hair (the rest of me was left) or just let go and a fulfilling sex life at full potency, as before. Life is sometimes cruel …: – /