28 tablet pack of Propecia

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Propecia is a prescription hair loss medication for men. The active ingredient in Propecia is called finasteride. Propecia increases hair growth on your scalp and prevents you losing more of your hair. The results of Propecia can be seen in as little as 3 months. 

In clinical trials, Propecia led to hair regrowth or prevented further hair loss in 9 out of 10 men.

We offer both Propecia and generic Propecia (finasteride). Generic Propecia contains the same active ingredient but is available at a lower cost.

To place an order, fill in our consultation questionnaire and select you preferred treatment. One of online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

Propecia - 1 month / 2 month £59 / £98
Propecia - 3 month / 6 month £130 / £240
Finasteride - 1 month / 2 month £37 / £67
Finasteride - 3 month / 6 month £90 / £165

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Using Propecia

Why do some men go bald?

Hair grows in cycles. During the growth phase, hair grows over a period of 2-4 years , and then hair stops growing for 2-4 months in a rest phase. After this, the hair falls out and new hair starts to grow in its place. Then the cycle repeats itself, meaning that hairs on the scalp are always in different stages of the cycle.

Hair loss is caused by a hormone that shortens the growth phase of hair. This causes the hair to thin out. Whether or not this happens is dependent on genetic factors.

Male pattern hair loss becomes more common with age, but can also affect some men in their 20s. If you’ve been losing your hair over a long period of time, the hair may be permanently lost.

How to take Propecia

The usual dose for Propecia is one tablet each day and it can be taken with or without food. You should see an improvement within 3-6 months. If you forget to take a tablet, just carry on with your normal daily dose.

Propecia won’t work faster if you take  more than one tablet a day. If you accidentally take an excessive amount tablets, you should contact your doctor immediately.

If you stop taking Propecia tablets, your hair will go back to the way it was before you started taking it.

How quickly will I see results?

Men who find that Propecia reduces their hair loss usually notice an improvement within 3 - 6 months of starting their treatment.

How does Propecia work?

Propecia results in lower levels of the hormone that accumulates in the scalp and leads to hair loss. This helps to reverse the balding process and return the hair growth cycle to normal so that you stop losing your hair and so that new hair grows back.

What happens if i stop taking Propecia tablets

Propecia treats your hair loss but it doesn’t cure it. As soon as you stop using it, your hair loss is likely to return within a few weeks.

Who can take Propecia?

Before you can take Propecia, you need to attend a consultation, so a doctor can establish whether the medication is suitable for you.

You must not take Propecia if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you are currently taking another medication with contains finasteride or dutasteride.

Propecia is for male hair loss only and women mustn’t take it. Propecia does not work for female hair loss.

Pregnant women or women who are trying for a baby mustn’t touch the tablets, as they can harm the unborn baby.

Do I need a prescription for Propecia?

In the UK, Propecia is only available on prescription. Propecia is not suitable for every type of hair loss, so it is important that a doctor checks whether you can take it and whether it will be beneficial for you. 

You can get your prescription online when you order - one of our doctors will review your symptoms and information to assess whether Propecia is suitable for you.

Is it available on the NHS?

Propecia is not currently available on the NHS, so you will need to pay for your private prescription. 1 month supply of Propecia costs £59, so the price per tablet is around £2.10. You can get a lower price per tablet if you buy a 3 or 6 month pack.

What are the side effects of Propecia?

Propecia Side Effects

Like all medicines, Propecia can cause side effects but not everyone experiences them. The following side effects may occur:

  • erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • loss of sex drive
  • problems with ejaculation, for example, releasing less semen during sex

An allergy to finasteride may cause skin rashes or hives, swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

Other side effects reported in men include:

  • breast swelling or tenderness
  • palpitations
  • changes in the way your liver is working, which can be shown in a blood test
  • pain in the testicles
  • persistent difficulty having an erection after discontinuation of treatment
  • lower sex drive (which may remain after you stop taking it)
  • depressed mood

There have been very rare cases reported of infertility and breast cancer in men who are taking Propecia, but the relationship of these illnesses to this medication is unclear.

You should consult a doctor if you experience side effects. You should also speak to a doctor if the side effects persist after you stop taking Propecia.

Propecia should not be taken by women or children. Pregnant women must not touch crushed or broken Propecia tablets because the medicine can affect the baby’s sex organs. If this happens, please consult a doctor immediately.

Is Propecia safe?

Like all other drugs, Propecia has undergone extensive medical trials prior to being approved. It is safe to use but like most medications, it can cause side effects in some men.

In order to reduce your risk of side effects, take Propecia as advised.

Propecia is only approved for the treatment of hair loss in men. The active ingredient in Propecia can cause serious side effects in children and women. It is important that children and women do not touch crushed or broken tablets. This is particularly important for pregnant women as Propecia can harm the unborn baby.

Drug interactions

Like many prescription medications, Propecia can interact with certain other medications. You must not take Propecia if you are taking any other medication which contains finasteride or if you are taking a medication called dutasteride (which is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

There is no known interaction between Propecia and minoxidil, a treatment for hair loss which is applied to the scalp in the form of a solution or shampoo.