Propecia - Proscar (finasteride)
Propecia is a new drug for men that can prevent further hair loss and increase hair growth. Propecia has been studied in more that 1800 men and in general Propecia maintained or showed and increase in the number of scalp hairs. Those people who can expect to benefit from the use of Propecia are men with mild to moderate hair loss.
It is thought that individuals with androgenic alopecia have increased level of DHT in the scalp. DHT contributes to a shortening growth phase or thinning of the hair. Propecia lowers the levels of DHT in the scalp and serum by blocking 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme involved in regulating the hair follicle. This contributes to a normalisation of the hair growth cycle.
You may take Propecia with or without food. If you forget to take Propecia, do not take an extra tablet. Just take the next tablet as usual. Propecia will not work faster or better if you take it more than once a day. You may need to take Propecia daily for three months or more before you see a benefit from taking Propecia. Propecia can only work over the long term if you continue taking it. If the drug has not worked for you in twelve months, further treatment is unlikely to be of benefit. If you stop taking Propecia, you will likely lose the hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment.
Propecia is for the treatment of male pattern hair loss in MEN ONLY and should not be taken by women or children or anyone allergic to any of the ingredients.
Like all prescription products, Propecia may cause side effects. In clinical studies, side effects from Propecia were uncommon and did not affect most men. A small number of men experienced certain sexual side effects. These men reported one or more of the following: less desire for sex; difficulty in achieving an erection; and, a decrease in the amount of semen. Each of these side effects occurred in less than 2% of men. These side effects went away in men who stopped taking Propecia. They also disappeared in most men who continued taking Propecia. The active ingredient in Propecia is also used by older men at a five-times higher dose to treat enlargement of the prostate. Some of these men reported other side effects, including problems with ejaculation, breast swelling and/or tenderness and allergic reactions such as lip swelling and rash. In clinical studies with Propecia, these side effects occurred as often in men taking placebo as in those taking Propecia. Tell your doctor promptly about these or any other unusual effects. Propecia can affect a blood test called PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) for the screening of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA test done, you should tell your doctor that you are taking Propecia.
Propecia is prescribed to men for the treatment of male pattern baldness. As Proscar, it is prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlargement of the prostate gland. Propecia is classed as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, an enzyme which changes testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in the liver. This results in shrinkage of the prostate, and the reduction of symptoms such as difficult or urgent urination. Hair loss linked to testosterone levels can be prevented, halted, or reversed in many patients.
Upon order, You will receive Propecia (finasteride) by Merck.
Propecia Side Effects
Side effects are rare but can include:
- decreased sex drive
- no more than 5mg per day
- decrese dosage if dosages of andanabolics are decreased also (eg. end of cycle)
Propecia Other Info
- to be used in MALES ONLY!