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Finasteride is the generic version of Propecia. It treats male pattern hair loss (especially near the temple area of the scalp) by decreasing levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), or the hormone associated with hair loss in people assigned male at birth.

* Prescription treatment requires a virtual medical consultation with a medical provider to determine if a prescription is appropriate.

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Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

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A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

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About Finasteride (Generic Propecia)

How does it work?

This medication works by blocking the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, which converts testosterone into the hair loss-causing hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It helps prevent thinning hair and promotes hair regrowth in people with male pattern baldness.

What does it treat?

This medication primarily treats male pattern baldness, a condition that causes hair loss in people assigned male at birth. It helps regrow hair and prevent thinning hair in the future.

What forms does it come in?

This medication is available as a tablet taken by mouth, usually once a day. Your dosage may depend on your specific situation—follow your prescriber’s instructions carefully for best results.

Finasteride vs. Propecia

Finasteride and Propecia are the same hair loss treatment—the latter is this medication’s brand name. Both drugs treat male pattern baldness by reducing the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a hair loss prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Finasteride 1 mg (90 tablets) start at $15.38.

* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.

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Common Questions

Finasteride (Generic Propecia) prescription FAQ

What are the benefits of taking Finasteride (Generic Propecia)?
  • Slows hair thinning
  • Prevents further hair loss
  • Encourages hair regrowth
Who should not take this medication?
  • People assigned female at birth and children
  • People with prostate cancer
  • People with liver problems
  • People with a history of severe allergic reactions

If you have any of these conditions, speak with your medical provider before starting this medication.

How do you take this medication?

Take this medication as directed by your licensed provider—usually once daily with or without food. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully, and don’t crush or chew this medication.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of this medication, take it when you remember. If it's close to the time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Don’t double your dose to account for the missed one.

What happens if I take too much?

Taking too much of this medication may cause side effects. If you think you’re experiencing an overdose, seek medical help right away. Possible symptoms of overdose include dizziness, weakness or fainting.

If you’ve taken too much, call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.

Can I get Finasteride (Generic Propecia) online?

With Dr. B, hair loss treatment is available through a discreet online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your treatment and send an online prescription or refill to your pharmacy of choice if appropriate.

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Side Effects

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Side effects from this medication don’t always occur. When they do present, they’re often mild. Mild side effects include:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation issues
  • Chills or lightheadedness

If you experience severe side effects such as depression or painful urination—or other new and worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist immediately.

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