Propecia 1mg (Finasteride)


  • For Male pattern baldness
  • Once daily dosage
  • Can be used with Regaine


Propecia is a treatment for male pattern hair loss, helping your hair to grow and preventing further hair loss. If you’re worried about losing your hair and are looking for a treatment that could help you to keep your hair and promote growth, Propecia could be the perfect remedy for you.


  • What is Propecia?

    Propecia (finasteride) is a prescription-only treatment. It’s not available on the NHS so you need a private prescription. Alternatively, you can make a private appointment with your GP. We can also generate this at no extra cost when you complete your online assessment, and pay for your treatment. It is only suitable for men and should never be taken by women.

  • How To Take Proepcia?

    You take one tablet once a day, with or without food.

  • How Effective Is Propecia?

    9 out of 10 men notice improvements in their hair loss and most men stop losing their hair, and some will also see regrowth of hair. Studies were made in men aged 18-41 with mild to moderate hair loss. On stopping Propecia, hair loss will usually resume after six to twelve months.

  • How Does Propecia Work?

    Propecia blocks the action of 5α-reductase, a hormone that affects hair growth in men.

  • How Long Does Propecia Take To Work?

    Due to the hair growth cycle, it generally takes 3-6 months for you to see the benefits of Propecia. If you have not noticed any effect over this time, you should stop taking the medication.

  • What are the side effects of Propecia?

    Side effects are uncommon and usually mild, but sometimes Propecia can cause skin rashes. A concern for many men is that it can reduce sex drive and cause erection problems. Around 1.5% of men are affected by these side effects, which, in very rare cases, can continue to cause problems after stopping the medication.

  • What is the difference between Propecia and FInasteride?

    Medically, Propecia and Finasteride (or ‘Generic Propecia’), are equivalent. They both contain the active ingredient Finasteride 1mg.

  • Will Propecia help an area of complete baldness?

    No. Propecia will only be effective on areas of the scalp that still have some hair growth. Propecia will not regrow hair on completely bald areas.

  • Why is Propecia expensive?

    Propecia is an expensive treatment, as it was the first highly effective treatment to market for male pattern baldness.

    Generic Propecia is now available as Finasteride 1mg, and has significantly reduced the cost of taking this medication long term.

  • Does Propecia work if it is cut in half?

    Propecia should be taken whole. We are not aware of any studies to monitor it’s effectiveness if cut in half.

    Some doctors used to issue a 5mg Finasteride tablet, which they advised could be cut. However Propecia is already only a 1mg dose.

  • Can men over 45 benefit from Propecia?

    Unfortunately there is no data to give a definitive answer on this, as studies were carried out in men aged between 18-41.

  • Does Propecia cause impotence?

    Erectile dysfunction is listed as a possible side effect in around 1 in every 100 users.

    The advice from the NHS is that this side effect will not continue one treatment is stopped, in nearly all cases.

  • Does Propecia cause fertility problems?

    While there are no long term studies on the fertility of men taking propecia over an extended period of time, poor semen quality is listed as a possible side effect of Propecia.

  • Can women use Propecia?

    No – women should never use Propecia. It is ineffective in the treatment of hair thinning in women, and is dangerous for women of child bearing age to handle.

  • How long do I need to take Propecia?

    If treatment is successful, Propecia is usually prescribed long term, as it’s effets will usually be reversed 9-12 months after discontinuing use.

  • What is the shelf life of Propecia?

    Propecia expires 36 months after the date of it’s original manufacture. You should check the expiry date on the package you have received for it’s expiry date.

  • What is generic Propecia?

    Generic Propecia is it’s active ingredient which is Finasteride 1mg.

    Finasteride 1mg is medically equivalen to Propecia, but is manufactured by different companies.

  • Can Propecia be used with other hair loss treatments?

    Yes – Propecia can be taken with Regaine, which can provide additional positive results when taken alongside Propecia.

  • Will the effect of Propecia wear off after I stop taking them?

    Unfortunately, 9-12 months after stopping taking Propecia, the normal balding process resumes in most cases.

  • Can I increase the dosage if Propecia doesn’t seem to work?

    No – Propecia should be taken as directed. The daily dosage of Propecia is one tablet. (1mg).

  • What do I need to do when I have forgotten to take a tablet?

    If you forget a dose, you should not take a double dose the next day. Just continue as normal, taking one tablet each day.

Side Effects

Propecia is a well-tolerated drug, and side effects are uncommon.

However, with any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects occurring. Some are more common than others, and often side effects may subside with the regular usage of the medicine. If the side effects do not subside, you should report them to us, or your GP.

Of particular concern to some men are the possible sexual side effects of Propecia listed below. These sexual side effects occur in around 1.5% of men taking this medication.

Common Side Effects

The side effects listed below are more serious, and you should stop taking Propecia, and report these to your GP immediately.

  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Episodes of confusion
  • Dizziness / Fainting
  • Lumps in your breast area. There have been rare reports of breast cancer in men taking Propecia.
  • Suicidal Thoughts


The active substance is finasteride. Each tablet contains 1 mg finasteride.

The other ingredients are: lactose, microcrystalline cellulose E460, pregelatinised maize starch, sodium starch glycollate, docusate sodium, magnesium stearate E572, hypromellose E464, hydroxypropyl cellulose E463, titanium dioxide, talc, yellow iron oxide E172, red iron oxide E172.