Finasteride 1mg tablets for Hair Loss

Finasteride 1mg Tablets

  • Effective for 9 out of 10 men with male pattern baldness. 
  • Slow down hair loss and promote growth on the scalp.
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Introduction to Finasteride 1mg Tablets UK

Finasteride 1mg Tablets in the UK are a medication primarily prescribed to treat male pattern baldness and diffuse thinning. This temporary condition causes hair to thin evenly across the scalp. It is the generic version of Propecia and offers the same effectiveness. In addition to Finasteride, UsMen provides a combined Minoxidil 5% and Finasteride 0.1% spray/solution as a hair loss treatment. The brand also plans to introduce Minoxidil tablets, Loniten tablets, Minoxidil 5% solution and spray, and Biotin capsules.

How Finasteride 1mg Tablets UK  Work

Finasteride 1mg tablets belong to a class of medications called 5α-reductase inhibitors. These medications prevent enzymes from converting testosterone into DHT, a hormone that causes hair follicles to shrink and hair to fall out.

Visible Improvements after taking Finasteride 1mg Tablets:

Users can typically notice visible improvements within three to six months of using Finasteride 1mg tablets. However, it may take up to a year before significant changes are noticeable. To experience the full effects of the treatment, UsMen's Prescribers recommend taking one 1mg Finasteride tablet daily for at least six months.

Important Considerations:

  1. Missed Dose: If a dose is missed, taking two tablets will not improve the effectiveness of the treatment.
  2. Discontinuation: If you stop taking the 1mg Finasteride tablets, you will likely experience further hair loss within nine to twelve months. Some men may also experience post-finasteride syndrome, which involves sexual side effects, fatigue, memory and mood changes, loss of libido, ejaculation disorders, and penile curvature or size change.
  3. Side Effects: While rare, there are some side effects associated with Finasteride 1mg tablets, such as low sex drive (libido), difficulty getting or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction), ejaculation differences, mood alterations, and depression. If you experience any symptoms or adverse effects while taking Finasteride 1mg tablets, it's best to consult a healthcare professional immediately.


  1. Women and Children: Finasteride 1mg tablets should not be used or handled by women and children, especially breastfeeding and pregnant women. Ingestion or absorption through damaged or crushed tablets can harm the child in the womb or via breastfeeding.
  2. Pre-existing Conditions: If you have any pre-existing conditions such as cardiovascular, metabolic, or liver disease, always inform the prescriber, even if Finasteride is deemed safe for you to take.


Finasteride 1mg Tablets offer an effective solution for male pattern baldness and diffuse thinning. By inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into DHT, these tablets help prevent further hair loss. It is crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and consult a healthcare professional if any symptoms or adverse effects occur. Women, children, and individuals with certain pre-existing conditions should exercise caution when considering Finasteride treatment. 

We are only able to sell Finasteride 1mg tablets to customers in the UK. If you are wanting to buy Finasteride tablets outside the UK please visit the local Pharmacies for guidance.

What are Propecia Tablets

Propecia was the first prescription treatment approved for male pattern baldness. It is widely regarded as the most effective hair loss treatment due to its performance in clinical trials. Available since 1997, it has undergone extensive testing. This has shown that Propecia has stopped further hair loss in over 90% of men with two-thirds of men in the studies experiencing natural hair regrowth.

How Propecia Tablets help

The immediate benefit of taking prescription Propecia tablets (finasteride) is to aid in the slowing down of hair loss, and hopefully, restore partial if not full regrowth of hair from in the affected areas.

  • Slow your male pattern baldness within just 3 months of beginning treatment
  • Enjoy the possibility of hair regrowth within a year
  • Single daily tablet, no inconvenient creams or lotions

Initial benefits (cessation of hair loss) are usually seen within 3-6 months of use, although it may need to be used for up to a year until notable improvements are experienced. Clinical studies have also shown that men who used an anti-inflammatory shampoo in conjunction with Propecia experienced the best results.

In addition to this, diets including high levels of protein and iron from foods such as vegetables, fish, eggs, and beans have been known to also promote hair growth and quality of hair.

How does Propecia work?

Some men are susceptible to the negative effects of a testosterone by-product known as (DHT), and this sensitivity is the major contributing factor in male pattern baldness. The active ingredient in Propecia tablets - finasteride, works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.

Whilst the breakdown of testosterone is a natural process, some men are overly-sensitive to DHT, in this case, the DHT attacks the hair follicles eventually causing hair to slowly fall out. This treatment works by getting to the root of the problem, by eliminating the compounds that cause alopecia, thereby stopping or sometimes reversing the process which could lead to better, healthier hair growth.

How do I take Propecia (finasteride)?

One tablet should be taken daily, orally. It can be taken at any time, with or without food. If you forget to take your daily dose of Propecia, you do not need to take an extra tablet, just continue as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for the one you have missed.

If you miss more than one tablet, please refer to the patient leaflet found below, or speak to your doctor. Also, it's important to note that taking more than your specified dosage does not make Propecia work any faster.

You will need to take the tablets for three or more consecutive months before you see the most positive results. Long-term usage is advised to gain the maximum benefits. Once you've stopped taking your treatment, balding may resume within 6 to 12 months.

What Propecia dosages are available?

Propecia only comes in the 1mg dosage and is available in 1, 3, 6, and 9-month courses. All UK prescription medicines are tested to ensure that the dose you receive is the most effective with the least amount of side effects. The Propecia 1mg dose makes it a very convenient treatment, as it is simply taken once daily.

What Propecia precautions/interactions should I be aware of?

Propecia is also not prescribed for use by women or children and although it is prescribed for use by men with hair loss, certain conditions may prevent the use of this treatment. These may include:

  • Pregnant women, who should avoid handling crushed or broken tablets
  • Those with an alcohol problem
  • Those with prostate cancer

Please speak to your GP if you're going to have a blood test for prostate cancer. There are various NHS resources available with additional information.

What are the possible side effects associated with Propecia?

Side effects from taking finasteride are not very common. However, a small number of men may experience certain side effects such as:

Rarer side effects of this treatment include:

  • Depression
  • Breast growth
  • Pain in the testicles

If you do experience any of these side effects and they persist, then stop using the treatment and speak with your GP as soon as you can.


Finasteride 1mg Tablet is the non-branded version of Propecia and can be used to treat male pattern baldness. You’ll usually take finasteride tablets once a day.

Who can and cannot use finasteride?

Finasteride can be taken by men aged 18 years or over.

It’s generally not recommended for women or children.

Finasteride is not suitable for some people. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell a doctor if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to finasteride or any other medicines in the past
  • have severe bladder problems
  • have liver problems
  • are trying for a baby or have a pregnant partner – this medicine passes into semen and can affect an unborn baby

How and when to take finasteride

You can take finasteride with or without food. It does not matter what time of day you take it, just make sure it is around the same time each day.

Swallow your finasteride tablets whole with a drink of water. Do not break or crush them.


Pregnant women must not touch crushed or broken finasteride tablets. This medicine passes through the skin and can harm an unborn baby.

Finasteride 1mg dose

For hair loss, the usual dose is 1mg, taken once a day.

You will usually take finasteride for a long time. You may need to take it for several months or years.

What if I forget to take it?

If it’s less than 6 hours since you were due to take it, take your finasteride as soon as you remember.

If it’s more than 6 hours since your dose was due, skip the missed dose and take the next one at the usual time.

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you forget doses often, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to help you remember to take your medicine.

What if I take too much?

Finasteride is generally very safe. Taking too much is unlikely to harm you.

Contact 111 if you take too much finasteride and feel unwell.

Finasteride 1mg Side effects

Like all medicines, finasteride can cause side effects in some people, although not everyone gets them.

Common side effects of Finasteride

These common side effects happen in more than 1 in 100 people. They usually improve after a while. However, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • problems getting an erection and less interest in having sex
  • problems with ejaculating, such as little or no semen

Serious Finasteride side effects

Serious Finasteride 1mg side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people. Some people may notice these side effects after taking finasteride for a few months. Speak to your doctor if you get:

  • any lumps, pain, or swelling in your chest area or discharge from your nipples – these may be signs of a serious condition such as breast cancer
  • unusually low mood (depression) or thoughts of harming yourself

Serious allergic reaction

In rare cases, finasteride may cause a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Immediate action is required: Call 999 or go to A & E if:

  • You get a skin rash, including redness and itching, blistering, or peeling
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest or throat
  • You have trouble breathing or talking
  • Your mouth, face, lips, or tongue starts swelling. You could be having a serious allergic reaction and may need treatment at a hospital. These are not all the side effects of finasteride. For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicines packet.
You can report any suspected side effects to the UK safety scheme.

How to cope with side effects

What to do about:

  • problems getting an erection and less interest in sex – these side effects should improve with time. If they do not get better, speak to your doctor.
  • problems with ejaculating – if the amount you ejaculate is less than usual or you have no semen at all, you do not need to worry as this side effect is harmless. Talk to a doctor if it does not get any better.

Advice for women

Even though finasteride is not generally prescribed for women, it could still harm an unborn baby. Use a condom when having sex if your partner is taking finasteride. This is because small amounts of finasteride pass into semen. Do not touch any crushed or broken finasteride tablets if there’s any chance you could be pregnant. Finasteride can get into your bloodstream through your skin if you handle broken tablets. This is why the tablets come with a protective coating.

Cautions with other medicines

Finasteride is not affected by other medicines.

Mixing finasteride with herbal remedies and supplements

St John’s wort (a supplement sometimes taken to help with depression) might stop finasteride from working as well as it’s supposed to. However, there’s very little information about taking other herbal medicines and supplements with finasteride.

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