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Finasteride Tablets

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Finasteride tablets are a generic version of Propeciaa hair loss treatment for men.

Order Finasteride online from Superdrug - one of our online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment. 

Prescription and delivery are included.

1 month / 28 tablets £37.00
3 month / 84 tablets £90.00
6 month / 168 tablets £165.00

Prices include prescription and delivery.

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About Finasteride

Taking Finasteride Tablets

What is Finasteride?

Finasteride is a medication used to treat male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). It works by decreasing the amount of the male sex hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) produced by the body. 

DHT causes the hair follicles on the scalp to shrink until they can no longer foster healthy hair growth. 

By blocking the creation of DHT, Finasteride lowers the overall levels of DHT in the body, which allows for normal hair regrowth and decreases overall hair loss on the scalp. 

Who can take Finasteride?

Finasteride should be used by adult men only, for the treatment of male pattern baldness. 

Women and children should not use this medication, and pregnant women should take special care not handle any broken or crushed tablets as it can affect the genital growth of unborn male foetuses. While you are taking Finasteride tablet, small traces of the drug will be found in your semen so you should avoid exposing female partners to it by using a condom during sex. 

You should not take Finasteride tablets if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of listed ingredients. 

How to take Finasteride tablets

Your packet will be a blister pack or plastic bottle containing a number of round, blue, biconvex film - coated tablets. 

You should swallow 1 tablet daily whole with water, with or without a meal. Do not break or crush the tablets. Try to take these at the same time every day: before going to bed, for example. 

How quickly will I see results?

Finasteride tablets need to be taken regularly for at least 3 months to see a benefit. They need to be taken regularly to maintain healthy hair growth. 

Once you stop taking Finasteride, any hair growth experienced is generally lost within 12 months of stopping taking the tablets. 

Is finasteride the same as propecia?

Finasteride is a generic version of the branded medication Propecia. It works exactly the same way but it is available at a lower cost. Finasteride tablets cost around £1.30 (or lower if you buy a 3 or 6 month pack), whereas for the branded medication, price per tablet lies at around £2.10.
Both medications are equally effective.

Can you get finasteride without a prescription?

Finasteride is a prescription-only medication in the UK. It isn’t suitable for everyone and a doctor needs to assess whether you can take it. It is only appropriate for the treatment of male pattern baldness and it won’t benefit you if you suffer from a different type of hair loss. When you place your order, one of our online doctors will check whether finasteride will be beneficial in your case.

Please note when ordering finasteride: We may use a range of manufacturers in order to provide you with your medication in a timely manner. 

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Finasteride tablets is finasteride, at a strength of 5mg. 

Other ingredients include: cellulose microcrystalline, lactose monohydrate, pregelatinised starch, sodium starch glycolate (type A), lauroyl macrogolglycerides, magnesium stearate. 

The film coating contains macrcogol 6000, hypromellose, indigocarmine lake (E132), titanium dioxide (E171). 

Side Effects

Like most drugs, there are potential side effects associated with the taking of Finasteride. However, remember that your prescribing nurse, doctor or pharmacist will have judged the benefits of taking it to outweigh the risk of side effects. 

Common side effects (occurring in less than 1 in 10, but more than 1 in 100 patients): 

  • difficulty or inability obtaining and maintaining erection (impotence)
  • reduced libido (decreased sex drive), which should resolve itself with continued treatment
  • a decrease in the amount of semen released during sex

Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects (affecting less than 1 in 100, but more than 1 in 1000 patients): 

  • nipple discharge
  • a lump in the breast
  • tenderness, swelling and/pain in the breast
  • pain in the testicles
  • difficulty or inability urinating
  • ejaculation disorders
It is very unlikely that a serious allergic reaction will occur while using Finasteride. However, if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction you should seek immediate medical attention:

  • dizziness or fainting
  • itching or swelling of the throat, tongue, lips or face
  • skin rash
  • difficulty or inability breathing or swallowing

Always keep your doctor informed of any unexplained reactions or side effects you might be having whilst using this product and if any symptoms are severe or worsen, stop using the project and seek medical attention. 

There have been very rare cases of breast cancer and infertility in men who were taking finasteride. Whether there is a link between finasteride and these conditions is currently unclear.

Drug Interactions

Certain drugs will be affected by your use of Finasteride, and vice versa. You should always inform your prescribing nurse, doctor or pharmacist of your current medical history and any drugs you are currently taking in order to avoid unwanted complications from drug interactions. 

Special Precautions

Finasteride tablets contain a sugar type called lactose monohydrate that isn’t tolerated by some people. 

If you cannot tolerate some types of sugar, inform your prescribing doctor before taking Finasteride. 

Finasteride tablets can also affect a blood test called PSA; you should inform your doctor that you are taking Finasteride before having this test.
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    by , 20th Feb 2017
    had no effect what so ever

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    by , 13th Feb 2017
    Experienced side effects after 3 days use had to stop.

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    by , 12th Feb 2017
    Works very well, no side effects noted.

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    by , 24th Jan 2017
    Side effects began after only two days and after reading so much online about this drug I have stopped taking it.

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    by , 13th Jan 2017
    Only recently started taking it. But so far so good.

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    by , 28th Dec 2016
    The product is actually well worth the risk of the sexual side effects and the money. I have only been on my prescription for 8 days which from my online research states you won't see anything this early but in my case my hair is actually coming back in some places (yes they are dark coloured hairs and not peach fuzz) it's also worth noting my hair on the top that was once blonde thin and lifeless has also now changed back to dark brown and looks fuller so I know m existing hair is becoming stronger again.

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    by , 2nd Dec 2016
    No idea if it works yet. Will take months to notice. But quantity of tablets is not as advertised! 84 tablets not 90, which at around £1 each is a joke

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    by , 7th Nov 2016
    Good customer service and doctor support. Great delivery time.

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    by , 2nd Nov 2016
    Service was excellent as for product to early to review as only been taking first week so far. Will update later in year

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    by , 23rd Oct 2016
    I was really happy with the delivery of the item I got. So far it's still early to tell if it working. Fingers crossed.

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    by , 23rd Sep 2016
    Good product, works well, trustworthy professional website will buy again

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    by , 22nd Jul 2016
    All good, very easy process

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    by , 5th Jun 2016
    It was very easy to use thanks.

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    by , 27th May 2016
    Been using the product a week have had no side effects. I feel the same as always. I know it takes time to see if there any new hair so Im going to carry on taking it. Theres been no change in sex drive still good. Not alot else can I say really. I would recommend trying it I was worried before I started but now it's just take one pill ever morning before I go work done.

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    by , 3rd Apr 2016
    So far taken this product for a week now with no side effects at all. I have also noticed less hair falling out when I've had a shower. I will keep using them longer and will be reordering. Need to give it more time.

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