About Finasteride (Propecia)

Finasteride (Propecia) can be an excellent treatment of male pattern hair loss for men in the early stages of the condition. It comes in the form of a one-a-day pill, which blocks the formation of DHT, a hormone which causes folilicles to shrink an eventually stop growing hair. If caught early enough, Finasteride can stabilise hair loss and even thicken the hair. Best results can be seen in the crown and mid-scalp areas. However, it can also assist hair loss issues in the frontal region of the scalp. Finasteride should only be prescribed for men and should never be taken by women or children.

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How should I take finasteride?

Initially, Dr. Somji will take a blood test to make sure you do not have contraindications, which would prevent you from safely using Finasteride. You will be advised to follow all instructions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

How long will it take before I see the results of Finasteride?

It may take up to 3 months or longer for symptoms to begin to improve. However, it is important to keep using the medication as directed and to tell Dr. Somji if your symptoms do not improve.

Are there any side effects to taking Finasteride?

Some of the common side effects of taking Finasteride can include a less than 1% risk of potential loss of interest in sex, impotence, difficulty reaching orgasm and abnormal ejaculation. Before taking Finasteride, you will be able to discuss all possible side effects in a full consultation with Dr. Somji.

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For more information on medications for hair loss, speak with one of our friendly and helpful team, to book a no obligation consultation with Dr. Somji on 0208 418 0362.