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Most men who suffer from male pattern’s hair loss are hypersensitive to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, which can damage hair follicles and cause hair loss. Prescription hair loss treatment reduces the levels of this hormone in the body in order to reverse balding. It reduces hair loss or causes re-growth in 9 out of 10 men.

Prescription strength hair loss treatment reduces the level of this particular hormone. Propecia and finasteride work in the same way but generic finasteride is available at a lower cost.

You need to take one tablet of finasteride every day, with or without food. Most men find that their hair loss improves after three to six months of treatment.

To purchase this medication from Fairlop Pharmacy, please visit us in store for a brief consultation. Our pharmacist will review your requirement and suitability and, just like your GP, check whether it is safe for you to take a hair loss treatment such as finasteride tablets.

Our prices are listed below.

Finasteride 1mg tablets, 28 pack – £30.00

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Finasteride side effects

Like any medication, finasteride can cause side effects for some people. Possible side effects include:

  • Itch or rash
  • Problems with ejaculation
  • Testicular pain
  • Breast tenderness
  • Loss of libido
  • Difficulties achieving an erection

For detailed information on Finasteride’s side effects, please check the patient information leaflet that comes with your tablets.


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