Finasteride (Propecia® or Proscar®)
Available only by prescription the medication is for men and is orally administered. The 1mg dose of Finasteride is simple to take and is easily incorporated into any daily routine, especially if you are also taking other supplements. This medication is a DHT II (dihydrotestosterone II) blocker and decreases the influence of DHT II on male pattern baldness. Research has indicated that approximately 65% of men who take this medication consistently will experience a reduction in hair loss and even re-growth of miniaturized hair.
Finasteride Side Effects
The reported negative side effects of Finasteride are limited to fewer than 2% of patients, which include a drop in libido and occasional erectile dysfunction. If a patient has these side effects we usually suggest taking half the dose (1/2 mg/daily or 1mg every other day).
Proscar® vs. Propecia®
The biggest difference between Propecia® and Proscar® is that the former is formulated as a 1mg pill and will cost about $80 for 30 pills. The latter is a 5mg formulation and the patient will need to cut the pill into quarters so that the effective dose is approximately 1mg. The prescription for generic Proscar® or Finasteride will cost about $3-$4 /month.
There is a 1mg generic Finasteride tablet available but due to an exclusive manufacturing contract it is still relatively expensive at about $65/month. The price is anticipated to drop substantially within the year.
In-Clinic Special: Save 65% off Finasteride (also known as Propecia® or Proscar®)
Before or after surgery medical therapy is important to preserving your hair. Many of our patients buy Finasteride 5mg tablets and cut the pills to avoid the high cost of the name brand Propecia® or the costly 1mg generic tablets. We want you to avoid the high costs and the hassle of cutting tablets! Now you can purchase 1mg generic finasteride tablets directly from our clinic for $20.00 per month for a 65% discount from the pharmacy cost. We are making it easier for you to follow the doctor’s orders and take your meds!
- 3-month supply: HSC cost: $60.00 plus shipping($180.00 if purchased at pharmacy)
- 6-month supply: HSC cost: $120.00 plus shipping($360.00 if purchased at pharmacy)
- 12-month supply: HSC cost: $240.00 plus shipping($720.00 if purchased at pharmacy)
Call the Hair Sciences Center clinic, 303-694-9381, to order a 3-month, 6-month or 12 month supply. We will charge your credit card and ship the medication directly to your home or, if you prefer, you can pick up your order directly at our clinic in Denver, Colorado.