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Propecia (finasteride) is an effective new generation treatment for male pattern baldness. This drug stimulates the growth of new hair, reduces the loss of hair, improves the quality of the hair.

Indications for use

The drug is prescribed by trichologists (specialists in the treatment of problems with hair loss) for the treatment of so-called androgenic (hereditary) baldness. Only men are allowed to take generic Propecia.

The main secret of the drug is that it contains a large amount of testosterone, which is considered the most powerful harmonious androgen. Testosterone has a significant effect on the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. It was proved that the active substance finasteride in a dosage of 1 mg solves the problem of baldness in men, stimulates the growth of new hair, and prevents hair loss. The first result of taking the drug can be seen after 6 months of taking the drug.


Propecia was created specifically for men in order to treat precisely androgenic alopecia (hair loss due to hereditary predisposition). Scientists have found that hair loss in men begins due to the high content of a hormone in his body called dihydrotestosterone: its excess leads to the death of hair follicles and hair loss. Propecia stops the production of the above hormone. And as a result, hair loss stops.

Often the course of treatment is repeated to consolidate the result. If dihydrotestosterone again begins to be actively produced, then the man will have to take the drug. But such cases were provided by pharmacologists. According to experts, prolonged use of the medication will not be able to have a detrimental effect on the health of men.

Mode of application

Take one tablet once a day, with water. Before use, it is necessary to consult a doctor who can determine a correct daily dose. The remedy should be taken for at least six months. Sometimes the doctor prescribes the therapy with finasteride for a long time. Remember that already lost hair will not be able to grow back.


Propecia is contraindicated in children and women. The drug is contraindicated to men with the following problems:

  • renal failure;
  • liver disease;
  • oncological diseases of the prostate;
  • allergic reaction to finasteride.

Side effects

Despite the fact that the safety of the drug has been repeatedly proven, it can still cause side effects. They occur extremely rarely and disappear very quickly. These effects include:

  • violation of potency;
  • decrease in sexual desire;
  • reduction in sperm amount.

If you have any severe negative reactions after taking Propecia, consult your health care provider as quickly as possible.