Propecia (Finasteride) is used to treat male pattern hair loss.
Take one tablet daily or as directed by your doctor. This drug may be taken with or without meals.
For maximum benefit, take Propecia regularly once a day. This drug usually must be taken regularly for 3 months for the benefits to be noticeable. Once treatment is stopped, any gain in hair quantity will be lost.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Propecia prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and hair loss. This medication is used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate.
If you miss a dose of Propecia and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.