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Finasteride, marketed under the brand name Propecia, is frequently used in the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides  patients who need Finasteride prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.

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  • Benefits

    Finasteride is a medication that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the treatment of androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern hair loss. Finasteride for hair loss is often more effective than over-the-counter treatments for improving hair loss.

  • Cost Information

    Generic finasteride is an affordable medication at under forty cents per pill. Insurance plans may cover the cost of finasteride, depending on what the medication is being used for and one’s insurance plan. Finasteride coupons may also be available online or from the manufacturer. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.

  • Dosage

    Finasteride is available in different dosages – finasteride 1 mg and finasteride 5 mg. Finasteride is generally prescribed in 1 milligram tablets although the specific dosing depends on the prescribing medical provider. It can take several months before one starts seeing the benefits related to taking finasteride. People who discontinue finasteride after taking it for a period of time might lose any hair that grew while taking the medication. Finasteride 5 mg tablets are sometimes requested for cost reasons and then are cut up into the appropriate prescribed dosage.

  • How it works

    Finasteride, like dutasteride, belongs to a class of medications known as 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. Finasteride blocks the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which converts testosterone to another hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is thought to accelerate male pattern hair loss and finasteride can decrease levels of DHT in the scalp and the serum. Hair loss is a common problem that can consist of symptoms ranging from slight thinning of the hair to full loss of most of the hair, exposing the scalp and resulting in an unwanted appearance.

  • Propecia vs. Finasteride

    Finasteride is the generic version of this hair loss medication. Finasteride also exists as a branded version called Propecia which is produced by Merck and Co. The generic version of finasteride is sometimes cheaper but the price of the medication depends on the pharmacy. If you are specifically interested in receiving a finasteride prescription, please consult with a medical provider.

  • Effectiveness of Finasteride

    Finasteride helps reverse hair loss in many men but it does not work for everyone. Also, people who have been taking finasteride or Propecia can lose any hair that grew from taking finasteride if the medication is discontinued.

  • FDA Information

    Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.


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