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Finasteride
Finasteride
Finasteride blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that miniaturizes hair follicles and causes male-pattern baldness in susceptible men. It also prevents male pattern hair loss before it occurs.
You can Buy Finasteride after getting approved for a prescription by a doctor.
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Can I Buy Finasteride?


You can buy Finasteride from Invigor Medical after enrolling in a treatment plan. You will have a Telehealth consultation with a doctor. Upon approval, your prescription will be sent to the pharmacy and shipped straight to you.


Do we offer Finasteride as part of a treatment plan?
Yes
Treat Hair Loss
Treat male-pattern hair loss

How Does Finasteride Work?

Prevent Hair Loss

Finasteride (brand names Propecia or Proscar) is in the class of medications called type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. By blocking 5-alpha reductase, this medication blocks the conversion of testosterone to another male hormone, DHT. Decreasing the circulating DHT hormone can block its effect on hair follicles and the prostate gland. Unlike rogaine, which triggers hair regrowth, this medication prevents hair loss by blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT. DHT can bind to hair follicles in genetically predisposed people and miniaturize them.

Furthermore, the reduction in DHT levels also contributes to the improvement of symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). By lessening the hormonal influence on the prostate, it can help reduce urinary problems such as difficulty in urination and frequent nighttime urination. This dual action of promoting hair retention and alleviating prostate enlargement symptoms makes it a versatile treatment option in men’s health.

Benefits of Finasteride


The benefits of this medication include:
  • Finasteride
    Decrease the size of an enlarged prostate
  • Finasteride
    Regrowth of hair lost in male-pattern baldness

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Drug Details

Indications

What is Finasteride used for?

This medication is used to treat the following conditions:
  • Benign prostate enlargement
  • Male pattern baldness
  • It may also be used to treat:
  • Excessive body hair (hirsutism)
  • Increased androgen levels in transgender women

Contraindications

You should avoid Finasteride if you are/have:

Contraindications to using this medication include:
  • Being allergic
  • Having liver disease or prostate cancer
  • Being a woman, especially if pregnant
  • Taking St. John’s Wort
  • Being a child
Finasteride Side Effects

What are the side effects of Finasteride?

This medication may cause the following side-effects:
Common Finasteride Side Effects
  • an inability to have or maintain an erection
  • pain in the testicles
  • decreased sex drive
  • problems with ejaculation
  • depression
  • lightheadedness or dizziness when standing
  • headache
  • weakness
  • a rash
  • itching
  • hives
  • swelling of the lips and face
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • chills or cold sweats
  • Swelling or bloating
Rare Finasteride Side Effects

References

  • Finasteride
    https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a698016.html
  • A Review of its Use in Male Pattern Hair Loss
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00003495-199957010-00014
  • Hair Growth Stimulant
    https://www.drugs.com/ppa/finasteride.html
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199401133300208?casa_token=iUdzQtEjs-kAAAAA:1rynH1uvGxQYU7TL7nlNAPT7jV9DaENbQGpNuZWDx5QPGssd_X4JAli6Wd21on2H1wKfqCMGXW3gtCQ

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