What is Propecia?
Propecia is the ONLY FDA-approved, once-a-day-pill proven to help reduce DHT (dihydrotestosterone)— a key cause of male pattern hair loss.
Propecia was developed to treat mild to moderate male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head) in MEN ONLY. There is not sufficient evidence that Propecia works for receding hairlines at the temples.
Propecia is for the treatment of male pattern hair loss in MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children.
Clinical studies of Propecia demonstrated visible results.
What is Propecia used for?
Propecia is prescribed formale pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia). ‘Propecia’ increases hair growth on the scalp and prevents further hair loss in men. Men with mild to moderate, but not complete hair loss, can benefit from using ‘Propecia’.
‘Propecia’ is for use in men only.
How Propecia Works
Results with Propecia
The earlier, the better.
Hair loss is progressive, so the earlier you start taking Propecia, the better. The 5-year clinical study demonstrated the benefit of treating hair loss earlier with Propecia.
Results Over the Long Term, based on a global photographic assessment by an independent panel of dermatologists.
The Facts Are In
A 5-year clinical study demonstrated the effectiveness of Propecia:
Further treatment is unlikely to help if the drug has not worked within 12 months. If you stop taking Propecia, you will likely lose the hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment.
With Propecia, men can see results in as little as 3 months.
Take Propecia as directed by your medical practitioner.
Important Safety Information about Propecia
Possible Side Effects
Clinical studies showed that side effects were uncommon and did not affect most men.
In general use, the following side effects have been reported:
You should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breasts such as lumps, pain, or nipple discharge. Tell your doctor about these or any other unusual side effects.
A small number of men had sexual side effects, with each occurring in less than 2% of men. These include:
These side effects went away in men who stopped taking Propecia because of them. In addition, these side effects decreased to 0.3% of men or less by the fifth year of treatment.
In 3 controlled clinical trials for Propecia of 12-month duration, 1.4% of patients who took Propecia were discontinued due to adverse experiences that were considered to be possibly, probably, or definitely drug related. 1.6% of patients who took a sugar pill (placebo) were discontinued due to adverse experiences.
Propecia can affect a blood test called PSA (prostate-specific antigen) for the screening of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA test done, tell your doctor that you are taking Propecia.
Propecia contains the active ingredient Finasteride used to treat male pattern hair loss.