Generic Propecia (Finasteride)
Finasteride (Generic PROPECIA), a pill taken orally, stimulates hair regrowth by blocking the formation of the active male hormone. It is FDA-approved for use by men and is available by prescription.
Generic Propecia should be administered at 1mg daily in pill form, with no exceptions. Many people talk about custom dosing, skipping days, doubling up, etc. This will not only do nothing to help your hair loss, but will also do your system more harm than good. Hormones are very delicate chemicals that operate in conjunction with each other Therefore a constant daily dose will ensure a stable hormonal environment, and keep your biology in harmony.
Clinical tests showed Generic PROPECIA was very well tolerated. Only a very small number of men had sexual side effects, with each occurring in less than 2% of men. When the men who had side effects stopped taking Generic PROPECIA, the side effects went away.
Important Safety Information
Generic PROPECIA is for MEN ONLY. Women who are or may potentially be pregnant must not use Generic PROPECIA because of the risk that the active ingredient may cause a specific kind of birth defect. Likewise, women should avoid handling tablets that are crushed or broken.Generic PROPECIA tablets are coated to prevent contact with the active ingredient during normal handling.
The great thing about this treatment is that you can take it for a month to see how well you tolerate it. If you notice any problems and wish to discontinue, you may do so without having done yourself any harm. Those who do experience side effects will also be happy to know that these side effects are very common at the beginning of treatment while your system is adjusting itself, and typically disappear after a couple months. It is important that those with liver function problems consult a physician prior to taking Generic Propecia, as it is extensively metabolized in the liver.
Study by Merck Pharmaceuticals
Merck Pharmaceuticals sought to find the smallest effective quantity of finasteride (Propecia) and test its long term effects on 1,553 men between ages 18 and 41 with mild to moderate thinning of hair. Based on their research, 1mg daily was selected, and after 2 years of daily treatment, over 83% of the 1,553 men had actually maintained or increased their hair count from baseline. Visual assessments concluded that over 80% had improved.
Over 20 years ago a drug by the name of Proscar was approved for prevention of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). Its active ingredient was 5mg of Finasteride and it was taken once daily by men over 60. Finasteride was shown to inhibit the formation of DHT, one of the biggest culprits in the formation of Prostate Cancer, and conveniently enough, hair loss as well.