Propecia (finasteride) is a once-daily prescription only medication that is used to treat hair loss in men and resides as a member of a group of medicines that are referred to as 5 alpha reductase inhibitors.
The medication is FDA approved and is only available through prescription from a medical professional in UK.
It works within the body of men who take the medication as described by reducing the levels of Di-hyrdotestosterone (DHT) found within the male body, a known cause of hair loss and pattern boldness.
Once prescribed, Propecia is taken through oral consumption in a 1mg tablet format and absorbed into the male body in order to allow the medication to look to reduce the levels of DHT found in the body.
The reduction of DHT, which is closely linked with hair loss and pattern boldness, allows the male hormones to balance, reducing the effects of the hair loss and aiding to allow the body to grow hair back over time.
Propecia is a tablet form of medication and is only available in a 1mg dose, so once you have completed your free online consultation questionnaire, our team of doctors will assess your details and prescribe the medication accordingly.
If your application for prescription is successful, you will receive your genuine Merck branded Propecia discreetly through the post.
Merck Propecia medication comes in an oval shaped tablet that is a tan colour.
In order to take your medication correctly, you should take one tablet daily with or without meals.
Should you forget to take your medication, do not take a double dose the following day, simply continue to take your medication as normal from the following day.
During clinical studies of the medication, there were a limited number of cases (2%) that reported experiencing side effects while taking the medication.
The side effects reported were:
It should be noted that the studies found that there were no clear indication that the side effects reported were as a result of taking Propecia medication.
Reports on the effects of taking the medication indicate that results did vary depending on the hair growth rate of the patient, however it is estimated that you can expect to see one centimetre of growth per month on average and noticable growth within three months of inception.
As the medication is created to counteract the high levels of DHT within the male body, it should only be taken by men as they have a naturally higher level of production of DHT than females.
The handling of the medication is also advised to be male only as a crushed or broken tablet can cause pregnant women to experience male sex organ development issues within the foetus.
Tests have shown that taking Propecia alongside other medications has no shown any signs of problems when taking two medications at the same time, however we do strongly recommend that at the time of filling in our free online consultation questionnaire, that you note any medications or treatments that you are currently taking so that our medical team can advise you correctly.
We strive to ensure that all UKMedix customers are safe in taking the medications that we prescribe and ask that you provide honest information to allow our team of doctors to be able to make the best recommendations for you.