When should I use Finasteride 1mg tablets?
Finasteride 1mg tablets are usually only prescribed to people who are experiencing hair loss, or men who suffer from male pattern baldness.
There’s a branded version of Finasteride called Propecia. Finasteride 1mg tablets are essentially the same as Propecia 1mg tablets. The only real difference is price. Normally generics are cheaper, but not always due to costs related to supply chain. It's rare but sometimes a generic can be more expensive than the branded one - and some generic versions of Propecia do cost more than the branded one.
When should I use Finasteride 5mg tablets?
Finasteride 5mg tablets are only prescribed to people who suffer from BPH, a condition where your prostate becomes enlarged. There’s also a branded version of Finasteride called Proscar that is used for treating BPH.
Are there other doses of Finasteride or Propecia?
There are only two doses of Finasteride: 1mg and 5mg. Propecia is only available as a 1mg dose
Following a series of negative results in men with androgenic alopecia who used Finasteride 1mg tablets as a treatment, there has been some research into the potential use of a lower dose of medication for hair loss. Studies have trialled using Finasteride at a dose of 0.5mg to reduce the risk of side effects. There aren’t any licensed lower doses of Finasteride available for you to buy at this time.
Can I use Finasteride 5mg to treat hair loss?
No, you really shouldn’t use Finasteride 5mg tablets to treat hair loss. The increased dosage won’t work towards speeding up your hair regrowth process, and it won’t improve your treatment in any way. Taking a higher dosage than recommended will only increase your risks of side effects.
If you feel like Finasteride 1mg tablets aren’t helping your hair loss, and you’re not experiencing as much regrowth as you’d liked, speak to our clinicians. They may be able to recommend another treatment, or advise you of ways to get the best out of your treatment.