Finasteride

You can take finasteride 1mg once a day as an effective treatment for hair loss.

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1 month course

28 tablet(s) / 1 mg - £25.00

2 month course

56 tablet(s) / 1 mg - £49.00

3 month course

84 tablet(s) / 1 mg - £70.00

6 month course

168 tablet(s) / 1 mg - £125.00


What is finasteride 1mg and what is it used for?

Finasteride 1mg is a medicine used to treat male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia.

You can take finasteride 1mg to promote hair growth in the hair follicles of your scalp.

Finasteride is available as a 1mg tablet that you take once a day. If you stop taking finasteride 1mg tablets, you may start to lose your hair again.

Finasteride 1mg side effects & contraindications

When you take finasteride 1mg, you might get side effects. These side effects usually last for a short period of time. You can speak to a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or pharmacist, at any time for advice on what to do.

Less common side effects of finasteride include:

  • decreased interest in sex
  • depression
  • skin rash
  • difficulty in having or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • ejaculation disorders

You can read the patient information leaflet inside your pack of finasteride for more details.

When you should not use finasteride 1mg tablets

You should not take finasteride 1mg if you:

  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in finasteride 1mg tablets
  • are a woman
  • are under 18 years old
  • have prostate cancer or have had this in the past
  • have breast cancer

If you have liver disease, speak to a doctor to discuss if finasteride is suitable for you.

If you notice any changes in your chest area, such as pain, lumps or unexpected enlargement, tell your doctor immediately. This may be an early sign of male breast cancer.

Effects on fertility

Finasteride 1mg might affect your fertility while you are using it. If you are thinking about having children, speak to your doctor before starting to use finasteride.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women or women of childbearing age should not handle broken or crushed finasteride tablets. Birth defects can occur if finasteride is absorbed through the skin by pregnant women. Studies have shown that the amount of the medication that passes into a man’s sperm is not at a high enough level to cause problems when trying to become pregnant or during pregnancy.

Drug interactions with other medications

Finasteride 1mg is unlikely to interact with other medications. If you are currently using minoxidil to treat male pattern hair loss and want to take finasteride, speak to a doctor first.

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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 16 Sep 2021

Last reviewed: 16 Sep 2021


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