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Buy Propecia tablets- Propecia is a branded prescription-only medicine given to men to help cure male pattern baldness and hair loss (also known as androgenic alopecia). Often cheaper to buy online, the cost of Propecia pills varies depending on whether you opt for branded or an unbranded alternative (finasteride tablets). Usually prescribed as a dosage of 1 mg daily, Propecia is effective in approximately 90% of men.
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What Is Propecia?
Propecia is a common medication mainly used to treat hair loss and male pattern baldness. It contains the active ingredient Finasteride, which is also used to treat enlarged prostates. It belongs to a category of medications called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. The medication comes in tablet form and requires a prescription. It is typically only available to men and not prescribed to women.
What Does Propecia Do?
Propecia tablets are an effective hair loss treatment used to combat male pattern baldness at the crown and in the middle of the scalp. It’s effective at preventing further hair loss and, in some cases, even reversing hair loss that has already occurred.
How Does Propecia Work?
Propecia works by stopping the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that is developed from the conversion of testosterone.
DHT is thought to be the leading cause of thinning hair and hair loss, as the enzyme causes shrinkage of the hair follicle, resulting in the inability to grow hair. By inhibiting this hormone, Propecia can halt and even reverse hair loss in some cases.
Many men will find success with Propecia although it may not be entirely effective for all users. The success of the treatment will often depend on the extent of your hair loss.
Is Propecia Safe?
Propecia is safe for men to take. However, it should not be taken by women or children as the medication specifically targets the male hormone testosterone, and stops it from being converted into DHT. And whilst women do carry testosterone, Propecia can have an adverse effect on fetuses, therefore it is not recommended for women. Women who do experience hair loss should find an alternative hair loss treatment that is more suitable.
You should consult carefully with your doctor to ensure that you take every precaution before starting a new medication. This should include providing your doctor with a list of all your known allergies. While an allergy to Propecia is not unheard of, it is not a common occurrence.
It is safe to take Propecia tablets for an extended period of time without any adverse effects. If you do experience any side effects that are highlighted in the side effects tab and you are concerned, stop taking Propecia immediately and speak to your doctor.
Propecia and Pregnancy
Propecia tablets should be avoided by women who are pregnant as they can have an adverse effect on male fetuses. Pregnant women should avoid touching the medication if it has been crushed or broken, as this may absorb through the skin and pass into the bloodstream, potentially harming the fetus.
If you are taking Propecia while your partner is pregnant, it is crucial that you wear a condom whilst having sex. This is because Propecia is present in semen and can harm the baby.
If you are trying to get pregnant, you should discontinue the use of Propecia under the guidance of your doctor.
Propecia vs Finasteride
Finasteride is the generic name for Propecia, which is branded and trademarked. This means that they are essentially the same medication, though their packaging will look different. Propecia, as a branded medication, will often be more costly than its generic counterpart.
The effects you will see from Propecia and finasteride will be the same. The active ingredient (finasteride) remains the same in either medication, as would any side effects and benefits you could expect to see.
Propecia vs Minoxidil
Minoxidil is available over the counter, unlike Propecia. It is also not fully understood how minoxidil, which often comes in serums and shampoos, improves hair loss. It is believed to do so by stimulating the blood flow to the head.
Unlike Propecia, minoxidil is safe for both men and women to use, making it a good alternative if you and your partner are attempting to get pregnant.
You should be aware that both Propecia and minoxidil will stop working when treatment is discontinued. Nevertheless, Propecia is recognised as the more effective treatment because it’s more likely to reduce and reverse signs of hair loss.
Overall, Propecia has received a very positive response from many users online. The effective medication has been praised for its ability to increase hair growth and in some cases, reverse the signs of hair loss.
Several reviews reported noticeable hair growth within the crown region and an overall improvement in hair quality and volume. Some suggest the non-surgical hair loss treatment acts as a great replacement for hair transplants. In addition, many consumers have highlighted how cost-effective this product is, stating that it’s an affordable alternative to other hair loss treatments on the market.
It’s evident Propecia has worked for many men, but in some instances, it may prove ineffective. For example, if you suffer from alopecia or your hair loss occurs from side effects of other medication or treatment, Propecia may not be the most suitable treatment. So it’s important to consult with a medical professional before taking Propecia to see how it can benefit you.
Where Can I Buy Propecia?
You can buy Propecia tablets online in the UK with a prescription issued by a medical professional. They will ensure you are a suitable recipient for Propecia before the prescription can be provided. You should always choose a trusted online pharmacy like Cloud Pharmacy when purchasing any medicines online.
To buy Propecia through our online pharmacy, you must complete a quick and secure consultation. Following your online consultation with one of our technicians, we will swiftly send your medication the very next day in a discreet package once.
Cloud Pharmacy is an independent, registered online pharmacy operating across the United Kingdom. Our team of trained pharmacists is on hand to prescribe medication that is both safe and suitable for the user.
How to Take Propecia?
When taking Propecia for hair loss, you should follow your pharmacist’s instructions regarding dosage and regular use. Typically, you will need to take the medication orally each day. It is best with any medicine to get into a routine of taking it at the same time each day. This can help prevent missing a dose. A quick tip is to set a timer on your phone as soon as you have taken a pill.
You can take Propecia with or without food. If you miss a tablet occasionally, this will not usually interfere with the results. Do not take a double dose to make up for a mixed tablet. If you regularly miss a tablet, you may find the effectiveness of the medication is lessened.
How Long Does Propecia Take To Work?
Propecia will start to work immediately after starting your course of treatment, though you may not see solid results for around three to six months. You may find that your hair continues to fall out or does so at a faster rate after you first start taking Propecia. This is normal as the weaker, thinner hair is shedding before the hair regrowth period.
It is best to continue using Propecia tablets for at least a year before deciding whether to continue with the treatment. It may help to take progression pictures throughout the year so that you can visualise how effective the medication has been. If Propecia has not had any visible effect after 12 months, speak to your doctor, or pharmacist who will be able to suggest an alternative treatment option.
How Long Does Propecia Work For?
You will need to take your Propecia tablets consistently to prevent the recurrence of hair loss.
As mentioned above, improper use of the medication, including frequently missed tablets, can make the medication less effective. If you stop taking Propecia, you will likely find that any progress with your hair loss is reversed.
You should carefully weigh up whether you want to discontinue the treatment, taking into account any side effects you’ve experienced and your doctor’s advice.
You should start to see results after 6-12 months.
Propecia Side Effects
As with all medications, there are going to be a number of potential side effects that can be both mild and more severe, depending on the circumstances. There are a number of common side effects of Propecia and a few rarer side effects to be aware of. The most common side effects are:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty achieving orgasm
- Low libido
- Pain in the hands and feet
- Stuffy nose
- Tenderness of the breast tissue
The more serious side effects can include:
- Lumps in the breast tissue – you should get this checked out by a doctor immediately as it could be a sign of breast cancer, a rare side effect
- Allergic reaction
Everyone reacts to medication differently. If you are concerned that Propecia Tablets are having an adverse effect on your health, stop taking this hair loss treatment immediately and speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
In the very rare case that you do experience a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), it’s important to seek medical help immediately by calling 999. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
- Swelling of the throat and mouth
- Difficulty breathing
- Blue lips or skin
- Collapsing and or losing consciousness
Patient Information Leaflet
Propecia Tablets Patient Information Leaflet
For more information on Propecia hair loss medication, take a look at the patient information leaflet below: