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Side Effects of Finasteride

What are the risks of using generic Propecia?

Side Effects of Finasteride

What are the risks of using generic Propecia?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Finasteride is only safe for use by adult men in the treatment of male pattern baldness. Women and children must not take this medication, and pregnant women must avoid coming into contact with it." - Dr Louisa Draper

Dr Louisa Draper

"Finasteride is only safe for use by adult men in the treatment of male pattern baldness. Women and children must not take this medication, and pregnant women must avoid coming into contact with it."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Finasteride is a common medicine used to treat hair loss in men.  It’s the generic version of Propecia, and it works by stopping DHT (dihydrotestosterone) from being made, which is the hormone that causes hair loss in men.

Even though it’s effective for a lot of men who use it, finasteride can cause side effects for some people. Luckily, side effects are rare and they’re usually pretty mild if you do get them.