Hair Loss Treatment


(same active ingredient as Propecia)

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Medically proven to turn back the clock on hair loss, finasteride is a front-runner for follicle-challenged men on earth. Finasterid is prescribed online with a free doctor consultation.

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Finasteride, also known by the brand name “Propecia”, is a medicine for the treatment and prevention of male pattern baldness, which affects men even from a very young age. So don’t be alarmed. We’ve been there. Finasteride uses the same active ingredient as Propecia and is MHRA approved to treat hair loss in men.

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MRCGP MBBS BSC DFSRH PGC • GMC NO. 6164178 Dr. Aysha Butt is the Medical Director of FROM MARS, and is a GP
Partner at Woodcote NHS Medical Practice.


Finasteride blocks an important enzyme (Type II 5α-reductase)
from converting your natural testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which attacks your hair follicles. This helps to stop hair loss in its tracks and encourages the hair to regrow.


In general, daily use for 3 to 6 months may be necessary before you notice any improvement in the amount of hair or a reduction in the amount of hair you are losing. It is important to continue using finasteride as long as it is prescribed, which is usually 6 months or more. If you stop treatment or take a break, you may lose the hair you have gained over the last 9 to 12 months.

Is Finasteride safe to use?

Finasteride generally well tolerated, however it is only for use by adult men for the treatment of male pattern baldness. It can have side effects which are usually temporary and disappear with continued treatment.

If you experience sudden breathing difficulties, hives, swollen lips, throat or tongue, stop taking the product immediately and seek medical advice by contacting us or your doctor.


Propecia is a brand name medication discovered and marketed by Merck, and finasteride is the active ingredient in Propecia that treats hair loss.

Other common

Can I use finasteride with alcohol?

There is no evidence to suggest finasteride may be affected by alcohol.

Can I take finasteride more than once a day?

Finasteride tablets will not work faster or better if you take them more than once a day. The recommended dose is one finasteride 1mg tablet taken daily. The tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

Is finasteride affected by food?

Finasteride can be taken with or without food.

What happens when you stop taking finasteride?

Finasteride is only effective when you take it. If you stop taking it, your body will go back to its normal rate of hair loss and you will lose the progress you have made. This may result in the return of your hair loss and subsequent ‘baldness’ or ‘bald patches’ could return.

Women and finasteride

Finasteride is only intended for men. Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should avoid handling finasteride tablets (particularly, if the tablets are broken or crushed) because any absorption into the body could affect the unborn baby, especially boys.


The tablets should always be stored in the pouches or in the provided vial, and should only be removed when you are taking your next dose. Finasteride can be stored in a clean, dry place at room temperature. Do not share your medicine with anyone else.

How long can I keep the finasteride tablets for?

Finasteride should never be used past the expiry date which is always the last day of the month shown on the packaging, after which it should be discarded.

How should I discard finasteride tablets?

Never flush finasteride tablets down the toilet or empty them down the drain as this will contaminate water and could affect the environment. We recommend that all medicines be returned to your local pharmacy for proper disposal.

How effective is finasteride?

Finasteride is medically proven to be a very effective treatment for male pattern baldness. It is a longer-term solution which can take 3 to 6 months to show a noticeable improvement. Finasteride only works whilst you are taking it and stops working if you stop taking it.

What else is finasteride used for?

Finasteride is also used to treat ‘benign protastatic hyperplasia’ or BPH but the dose is usually much higher (5 mg). If you are already taking finasteride (or dutasteride, a similar product) for BPH, then you should avoid taking more finasteride.

What is the difference between finasteride and Propecia?

Both medicines work in the same way and have the same active ingredient. The main difference between finasteride and Propecia is the pricing. Propecia is the original branded product. However, other cheaper alternatives are available as generic products are made by a number of different manufacturers which contain the same active ingredient.

Can I get a finasteride prescription online?

Yes, you can. FROM MARS is a registered UK pharmacy, start your online consultation here.

Enter your medical history and symptoms. You’ll receive a treatment plan from our doctors within 2 hours and get your finasteride shipped for free to your door the next day.

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