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Propecia 1mg Tablets

Propecia 1mg Tablets


Propecia tablets are a branded prescription-only medicine given to men to help cure male pattern baldness and hair loss.  They can be supplied by our clinical pharmacist at Star pharmacy under a patient group direction, simply fill in the questionnaire and if you are suitable for treatment a supply can be made, otherwise a full refund will be given.


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What is Propecia and what is it used for?

Propecia 1mg is a daily tablet used to reduce hair loss or male pattern baldness in adult males over the age of 18 years. If you are suitable for treatment a supply can be made at Star pharmacy by our experienced pharmacist. However, a full refund will be made if you do not meet the requirements. The branded medicine Propecia contains the active ingredient finasteride. It’s part of a group of drugs known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.

How does Propecia work to treat hair loss

Propecia contains the active ingredient finasteride, which works by blocking the action of an androgenic hormone in the body called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT can cause hair follicles to shrink and stop producing hair. When the breakdown of testosterone to DHT is prevented by Propecia, hair follicles can return to their natural size and continue to produce hair-like before. Propecia works best for hair loss over the top of the scalp (also known as the vertex).

How quickly does Propecia work?

Men regularly taking Propecia 1mg tablets will usually see improved hair growth after three months of use. This gradual improvement will continue for two years. After five years of use, studies and reviews show that 90% of Propecia users will have the same amount if not more hair compared to when they started treatment. If you stop taking Propecia, the beneficial effects will begin to wear off after approximately six months. After nine to twelve months the effects of Propecia will have completely worn off, resulting in the hair loss being the same as it was before treatment.

Propecia vs finasteride

The patent on Propecia has now expired (it lapsed in 2014), and the treatment is now available as generic Finasteride 1mg at a cheaper price. This may be an option for anyone seeking low cost hair loss treatment in the UK.

Treating male pattern baldness: alternative remedies

A thinning scalp and going bald can be stressful for a man. Even though all our hair follicles renew every few years, people often become emotionally attached to their hair, and can’t imagine living without it. Your hair may be falling out for a number of reasons (even stress causes hair loss), but Propecia is most effective in treating male pattern baldness.

There are also a number of hair loss shampoos, conditioners and supplements that can be used safely alongside Propecia. 

In general, it is much easier to keep existing hair than to regrow hair where the follicle has stopped working. You should ensure you are proactive in your approach to baldness and treat the areas that are starting to thin for maximum success. Drugs like Propecia can halt your balding and prevent any further hair loss, as well as encourage regrowth, but they won’t magically give you a full head of hair in a week — you have to wait a few months until you start to see real results.

Non-medicinal alternatives to treating hair loss

There are a few non-medicinal alternatives for hair loss, however, their success rates do vary, and some can be quite costly. There is little evidence to suggest herbal remedies are effective. Research is recommended if you decide to proceed with any of these options.

Homoeopathy (vitamins & minerals)



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Suitable for age:

18 years +

Maximum per order:


Consultation required?


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