Finasteride, also known as Propecia, is the most commonly prescribed hair loss medication.
Finasteride works by blocking the conversion of testosterone into a byproduct called dihydrotestosterone.
Finasteride is one of the most extensively studied medications for male pattern baldness.
Finasteride can begin to show results after 3-6 months. Results may take longer to show in some men, therefore it is important to be patient and not stop the treatment too early on.
Finasteride is recommended to be taken for 1 year before measuring the final result.
Daily dose is 1mg.
Abusing the recommended dose of 1mg or 1.25mg per day will not speed up results and will only increase chances of side effects.