Finasteride

Finasteride 1mg is a prescription medicine approved by the FDA to treat male hair loss. It’s effective in nearly all men if you take it regularly for several months. Our doctors can prescribe a 12 month supply. Our partner mail order pharmacy can deliver generic finasteride direct to your door for $90/90 day supply. Delivery is free.

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About finasteride

What is finasteride?

Finasteride 1mg is a prescription hair loss drug that comes as a pill. The FDA has approved finasteride 1mg to treat men with male pattern hair loss. The technical term for what finasteride treats is androgenetic alopecia. Finasteride is more effective than treatments you can buy without a doctor’s prescription.

Finasteride also comes in a 5mg strength but the 5mg dose is not approved by the FDA for hair loss. Our Lemonaid doctors only prescribe finasteride 1mg. We discourage you from cutting finasteride 5mg into 5 pieces.

Can I buy finasteride online?

Yes. With Lemonaid you can buy genuine finasteride 1mg pills after an online visit with one of our doctors. To get started use our hair loss treatment service. If it’s safe to do so, we can send your prescription to our partner mail order pharmacy who can deliver finasteride direct to your door in discreet packaging for $1/day. Shipping is free.

Branded finasteride versus generic finasteride

Merck and Co, Inc make a version of finasteride 1mg called Propecia. Propecia is the brand name. It’s expensive to buy Propecia from a pharmacy.

The good news is there’s also a generic version of finasteride 1mg that’s approved by the FDA to treat male hair loss. The generic version of the 1mg pill is much more affordable. We’ve partnered with a mail order pharmacy that can mail your finasteride for $90/90 days supply. Delivery takes 1-3 business days on the west coast, 3-5 business days on the east coast.

How to take finasteride 1mg

Take a single finasteride 1mg tablet by mouth every day. You can take finasteride with or without food. You need to take finasteride for several months for it to work. It can take up to 12 months to get the full effect of the medicine. You should take the medicine every day, because as soon as you stop taking it, you may continue to lose hair or even lose the hair you gained while on treatment.

Does finasteride work?

In short, yes but as with all medicines, it doesn’t work for everyone. Finasteride can reverse hair loss in 2/3 of patients and stop hair loss in most other patients. If you stop taking it, it stops working.

Finasteride 1mg side effects

Finasteride 1mg is generally safe but it can cause serious side effects. Side effects include but are not limited to allergic reaction, breast cancer, sexual dysfunction, and high-grade cancer of the prostate. Read the package insert that comes with the medicine for a full list of side effects and warnings. If we give you a prescription for finasteride it’s essential that you read our Treatment Plan before you start taking it.

1.5% of patients may experience problems in sexual function including but not limited to erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, ejaculatory disorders and reduced sperm count. Your risk increases as you get order. Most patients find that any problems with sexual function go away when they stop taking finasteride. A minority of people experience problems with sexual function for an average of 40 months after they stop taking the pills.

Women of childbearing age shouldn't take finasteride or touch broken pills because finasteride can cause birth defects.

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