Propecia (generic name: finasteride; brand names include: Appecia /
Finotop / Proscar / Fincar / Finpecia / Finax / Finast / Finara / Finalo
/ Prosteride / Gefina / Appecia / Finasterid) is used to treat men with
male pattern hair loss to increase hair growth on the scalp and to
prevent further hair loss.
More than 1 million men in the US have used Generic Propecia since the drug's introduction in 1998.
Clinical studies of Generic Propecia demonstrated visible results. The
effectiveness of Propecia was demonstrated in studies of men, aged 18 to
41, with mild to moderate hair loss at the top and middle front of the
Generic Propecia works by reducing DHT (dihydrotesterone), a key cause of hair
loss. It inhibits the formation of DHT in the scalp, thus helping to
reverse the balding process.
Generic Propecia does not affect hair on other parts of the body.
There should be no need to change your usual hair care routine (for
example, shampooing or haircuts) because you are taking Generic Propecia.
Generic Propecia is not addictive.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Take Generic Propecia exactly as directly by your doctor. Ask your doctor, nurse, or
pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. Do not
give Generic Propecia to children or women.
The dose is one tablet taken once each day. Generic Propecia will not work
faster or better if you take it more than once a day. Swallow Generic Propecia
with a glass of water.
It does not matter if you take Generic Propecia before or after food.
Male pattern hair loss is a condition that develops over a long period
of time. Because it takes time for new hair to grow, you will not see
immediate results. In general, daily use for 3 months or more may be
necessary before you notice increased hair growth or prevention of
further loss. Continue taking Generic Propecia for as long as your doctor
prescribes. Generic Propecia can only work over the long term if you continue
If you forget to take Generic Propecia, take it as soon as you remember, and
then go back to taking your tablet as you would normally. If it is
almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your
next dose when you are meant to. Do not take a double dose to make up
for the dose that you missed.
Keep Generic Propecia at room temperature in a dry place.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have an allergy to Generic Propecia or any other medicines.