What is Propecia?
Propecia is used in the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). It works primarily on the crown of the head and the middle of the scalp. It does not affect hair growth on other parts of the body. It is only effective for adult men. It is not approved for women and children. It cannot prevent prostate cancer and could potentially increase your chance of developing prostate cancer. Your doctor will advise you if you are especially at risk.
The typical dose of Propecia is one tablet, taken orally, a day. Your personal dose may vary based on your response to treatment and medical condition. It may be used with or without food.
It may take up to 3 months of proper use to see the full benefit of the drug. Do not stop taking Propecia when hair growth is achieved. Your condition may reverse and your progress will be lost within 12 months after stopping treatment. Talk to your doctor if you do not see results or if your condition worsens.
Propecia works by decreasing the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. This is a natural hormone that is responsible for hair growth. lowering your DHT levels slows hair loss and increases your hair regrowth. It protects susceptible hair follicles. This process does not affect other parts of your body.
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Propecia. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Propecia online.
- decreased libido
- Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
- dimpling of the breast skin
- persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
- sexual dysfunction, desire, drive, or performance
- swelling of the lips and face
- rapid weight gain
- cold sweats
- Runny or stuffy nose
- sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
- breast enlargement and tenderness
- hives or welts, itching, skin rash
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Back pain
- stomach pain
- inverted nipple
- lump in the breast or under the arm
- Clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
- decreased amount of semen
- unusual weight gain or loss
- tingling of the hands or feet
- redness or swelling of the breast
- Testicular pain
- redness of the skin
- inability to have or keep an erection
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Propecia online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
You may experience a decrease in ability and interest in sexual activity. This may continue even after you have finished treatment. You may also release less sperm during coitus. Call your doctor or pharmacist if these reactions persist and it affects your lifestyle.
Damaged or broken tablets should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or plans to become pregnant. The medicine can be absorbed through the skin and can result in birth defects and harm to an unborn child. It may present health risks if developing male babies are exposed to it.
It is safe to use long term if supervised by your doctor and if you do not experience adverse reactions.
The following drugs are known to interact with Propecia. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
- St John's Wort
- Vitamin B12
- Metoprolol Succinate ER
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3
- Metoprolol Tartrate
- Fish Oil
The generic equivalent of Propecia is finasteride 1mg. Due to its lower cost, it is generally more popular than the brand product. Propecia brand name is available if it is medically necessary or if you have a personal preference for the brand name product. Most price conscious individuals choose a generic equivalent when available.
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Propecia online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.