Are you among the 85 percent of men who experience a significant thinning or loss of their hair before age 50? If so, Propecia or Finasteride is an excellent option to prevent hair loss. In fact, 9 out of 10 men who took Propecia in clinical studies had visible results - either re-growth of hair or no further hair loss.
Propecia is approved by the FDA to prevent hair loss. If taken at the onset of hair loss, Propecia can have profound effects. Only one in three men who took Propecia over five years reported a loss of hair in that time span. Most others reduced hair loss. Propecia and Finasteride must be administered continuously in order to prevent hair loss.
Find answers to some of the most popular questions about Propecia on our Propecia information page, including: how Propecia works, side effects, dosages and directions, and more. There's no reason to let hair loss run its course, because Propecia is 90 percent effective for most men.
Propecia targets and decreases DHT (dihydrotesterone) in the scalp, which prevents hair loss or causes hair re-growth in 90% of men. Propecia is an FDA-approved prescription medication for male pattern hair loss on the head's vertex (top) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front).
Finasteride is a bioequivalent generic version of propecia. It converts the androgen testosterone into DHT. In men with male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), the balding scalp contains miniaturized hair follicles and increased amounts of DHT compared with hairy scalp.
Administration of finasteride decreases scalp and serum DHT concentrations in these men.