Propecia (FINASTERIDE) is the first and only FDA approved pill proven to treat male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area in men. This medicine is an androgen hormone inhibitor used to treat male pattern hair loss in men only. Propecia is a pill taken by mouth that is a new and effective treatment for male pattern baldness. A net increase in scalp hair count and hair regrowth was seen in over 80% of men for whom it was prescribed. Numerous studies have been done looking at the efficacy of PROPECIA. Assessments were done by looking at photographic enlargements of sections of the scalp. Investigators have found that PROPECIA increases hair growth in over 80% of men. Overall improvements were seen as quickly as 3 months after starting the medicine. PROPECIA not only led to a decrease in hair loss but also significantly increased the rate of hair regrowth. These effects were maintained for over 2 years with continued PROPECIA therapy. It was concluded from these studies that as long as PROPECIA therapy is continued it will remain effective in facilitating hair regrowth.
Each film coated tablet contains Finasteride 1mg.
Finpecia is indicated for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) in MEN ONLY. Safety and efficacy have been demonstrated in men between the ages of 18 to 41 years with mild to moderate hair loss of the vertex and anterior mid-scalp area.
Dosage and Administration
The recommended dosage is 1 mg once a day, with or without meals. In general, daily use for three months or more is necessary before benefit is observed. Continued use is recommended to sustain benefits. Withdrawal of treatment leads to reversal of effect within 12 months.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
- Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C).
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store away from heat and direct light.
- Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.