Finasteride for hair loss, side effects, benefits, effectiveness, and how to use it

Finasteride (with Proscar, Propecia brands) is a general form of Propecia hair loss medication.
Finasteride and Propecia are equally effective in preventing hair loss and contributing to their re-growth.

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Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT plays a role in the incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Finasteride (Propecia) is used to treat male pattern hair loss. Finasteride (Proscar) is used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia in men with prostate enlargement.
What is the mechanism of finasteride effect
Hair loss caused by male pattern baldness occurs when the hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone) prevents the vital nutrients required by follicles to reach them. Finasteride prevents the production of DHT and thus protects hair follicles. Reducing DHT can stop hair loss caused by male pattern baldness and even helps to regrow hair.
Finasteride significantly reduces blood and scalp DHT level and it is thought that the effect of the drug is also due to this. The use of 1 mg of finasteride per day reduces the level of DHT to 70% but increased blood testosterone level by about 10%. Of course, this amount is in the normal range.
How is finasteride consumed
Finasteride is taken as a pill a day, with or without food. You should take finasteride regularly to get the result. It is also recommended to include finasteride tablets in your daily schedule to make sure you do not forget about it. For example, take the pill every day at a specific time, for example, in the morning or at night before bedtime. Do not take more than one tablet daily because it does not increase the effect of the drug and it will even be harmful to you.
In order to be able to accurately evaluate the effect of finasteride in preventing hair loss and regrowth, you should have taken the medicine for one year or more. Of course, during the first six months, your hair density decreases. Sometimes the reason is that hair loss has been progressing and the efficacy of Finasteride has not yet begun, in some cases, the reason for this is the loss of a miniature hair series which, of course, spills them off to grow new and healthy hair. Being patient during this period is very important. Also, you should continue to take medication for at least a year, so that both you and your doctor can evaluate the effect.
How much does Finasteride have
Clinical trials have shown that finasteride has a positive effect on 90% of men with male pattern baldness. So that after 5 years of consumption, it showed increased hair growth in 48% of men and 42% did not have any hair loss. But the remaining 10% suffered hair loss. In contrast, 6% of men treated with placebo experienced increased hair growth and 19% did not report any new hair loss while the remaining 75% hair loss continued.
Two-thirds of men who take Finasteride correctly their hair grow again. Of course, this drug is for controlling hair loss, not its definitive treatment, so, if you want to keep the results obtained, you should continue to consume it. Finasteride is more effective for men who have a mild to moderate male pattern baldness.
How long does it take for finasteride effect to be started
Treatment results are not immediately visible. Generally, the first effects of the drug are observed after a daily dose of a tablet for 3 to 6 months. Of course, to make sure the finasteride is effective, you should continue to use it for up to one year. Note that even if you have achieved the best possible result, you should continue taking the medication.
Does finasteride definitely cure hair loss
As previously mentioned, finasteride controls the condition, not treat. If you stop taking finasteride, the DHT hormone, which causes hair loss, returns to the surface after a while, which can cause hair loss. To maintain the level of DHT down, you must continue to take finasteride daily. With the use of finasteride in this way, it is likely that the hair loss is stopped by 90% and even the previously sliced hair will also grow again.


If you are allergic to finasteride or have any other allergy, tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine. This product contains some inactive compounds that can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Ask your pharmacist for more information. Aware your doctor or pharmacist if you have any problems with liver, prostate cancer, any infection, urinary problems or any other medical problem you have or had in the past. Children should not use Finasteride. It is also absorbed through the skin. For this reason, pregnant women or women who intend to become pregnant should refrain from touching with it if the pill cover is broken or removed. The presence of growing boys exposed to finasteride can lead to genital disorders in these children. Finasteride is not recommended for use by women and its use during pregnancy is prohibited. If you are pregnant or you are likely to become pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. Of course, since this medicine is not usually prescribed for women, it is unlikely to be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about the medicine.
What are the side effects of finasteride
Like all medicines, finasteride is associated with risks and some possible side effects. But very few men experience these problems while taking this drug. For example, men who take finasteride sometimes suffer from sexual dysfunction or ejaculation problems. Also, rashes or sensation around the nipples also occur for some men.
What are the alternatives for finasteride
- Rogaine (the active ingredient is minoxidil) is a lotion that is rubbed twice daily on the scalp. The effect of this drug is less that finasteride and does not require a prescription. Apart from Propecia / Finasteride, Rogaine is the only hair loss product which the British Skin and Hair Society agrees to use.
- The wig does not heal hair loss, but hides it well. The new wigs have very natural appearance and are cheaper than most treatments. Of course, hair loss will continue.
- Hair transplantation performed according to clinical trials is effective in 95% of cases but it is extremely expensive and there is no guarantee for its success.
What is the best way to strengthen hair and treat hair loss
According to experts, the best way to strengthen hair and treat men and women hair loss is through the use of strengthening packages. Considering this issue, the renaissance clinic has designed a package called PRP, mesotherapy, laser therapy and vitamin therapy which, in addition to preventing hair loss, can also cause the growth and strengthening of the hair. The advantages of using this package and its superiority to the same packages include the following:
• Stimulating hair growth
• Supplements for hair transplant and hair restoration
• Strengthening the hair
• Increasing the diameter of thin hairs
• Non-invasive methods without side effects
• Blood supply in different parts of the head
• Approved by the FDA of United States
• Strengthening hair follicle

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