Finasteride

Finasteride is the active ingredient in tablets marketed under the names Propecia and Proscar, as well as many other generic brands. Finasteride is used as a remedy for hair loss, also called male baldness (androgenetic alopecia). It works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), with the latter being present on the scalp causing the loss of hair. DHT causes your hair follicles to lose hair, therefore going for example from 3 hairs in a follicle to only 1 hair. In addition the hairs will become thinner. While it looks like you have no hair you might actually still have active hair follicles. Once you start taking finasteride the active hair follicles will be able to regenerate as they are not attached by DHT anymore, and thus you might experience hair regrowth!

Finasteride is not hard to produce, and Merck’s patent on finasteride for the treatment of BPH (5mg tablets) expired on June 19, 2006. They received a separate patent for the use of finasteride to treat male pattern baldness (1mg tablets). However, this patent expired in November 2013. Rather than underground, large legal pharmaceutical companies can produce these tablets now under their own generic brand. And it’s completely safe.

The generic brands we sell are produced in India by large pharmaceuticals that fill up the shelves in the well-known pharmacy chains as well as hospitals all around the world.

Finasteride should be taken once a day and the dosage is approximately 1mg. You will need to take the tablets in perpetuity, in other words, once you stop taking finasteride your hair loss will reoccur eventually. And thus it is important that you find a supplier with pure quality finasteride from a reliable, traceable source and at fair prices. You might want to take into account the cost per tablet when deciding for which brand you go.

Not a problem at all. Just make sure you don’t miss for too long and too often. You want to avoid high fluctuations in the concentration of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone in your body.

Besides the amount of the active ingredient finasteride, there is no difference. The reason that finasteride tablets are marketed in 1mg and mg5 is because it serves a difference purpose in these amounts. The 1mg tablets are effective against hair loss in men, whereas the 5mg tablets are also effective against an enlarged prostate. For hair loss treatment you can either take the 1mg tablets or cut a 5mg tablet into 4 or 5 parts to approximate the appropriate dosage. The 1mg finasteride tablets are more convenient but the 5mg tablets are heaps cheaper! In perpetuity…

This differs between men but in general you will notice it within 4-8 weeks although sometimes it might take longer. However, finasteride works! Just make sure you start with it on time without having lost too many hair follicles so that even hair regrowth on previously bald spots on your scalp will occur. Often your hair may start shedding once you start taking finasteride, this is completely normal and there is no need to worry because the hair will grow back. Thicker hairs and more of them will grow out of the hair follicles.

This depends on the amount of tablets and whether it contains 1mg or 5mg of finasteride. Suppose you order a box with 30 tablets that contain each 5mg of finasteride. You need to take more or less 1mg finasteride once per day. You can split the 5mg tablets into four parts of each approximately 1.25mg, then you have enough supply for 120 days or 3 months. You could also cut them into five parts of each approximately 1mg, then one box lasts for 4 months. Our 1mg tablets come in boxes of 30 tablets and therefore last for 1 month.

For more information we refer you to this study, where it shows that 3.8% of the men who received 1mg finasteride per day were reporting side effects in some way and 2.1% of the men who received a placebo. 

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It usually takes around 2-3 weeks to arrive at your door, although it can take longer depending on possible delays at the customs of the country of destination.

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