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What is Propecia / Finasteride?
Finasteride is used in the treatment of male pattern baldness. It is the generic version of the well-known hair loss treatment, Propecia. Finasteride works by preventing testosterone being converted to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which allows the hair follicles to regain their normal size. Studies have shown Finasteride 1mg can increase hair growth, and can also improve how people think their hair looks. In most cases, men will either regrow or no longer lose more hair.
It can take 3 to 6 months of treatment with Finasteride 1mg before hair regrowth is seen. The balding process usually resumes within six to 12 months if treatment is stopped. Side effects for Finasteride 1mg are uncommon. Less than one in 100 men who take Finasteride 1mg experience a loss in sexual appetite (libido) or erectile dysfunction.
While effectiveness varies from patient to patient, clinical studies have shown that after 5 years of use, 90% of men taking Finasteride will either have more hair, or the same amount of hair as they had at the start of treatment. In comparison, only 25% of men who did not take Finasteride has more or the same amount of hair.
It will usually take at least 2 months for you to notice an effect from taking Finasteride. Hair regrowth can occur for up to 2 years after starting the medication.