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FinasterideGeneric for Propecia®

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Receding hairline? Thinning all over? This once-a-day pill is clinically proven to increase regrowth or reduce hair loss. Simple.

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Over 90% of users saw increased regrowth or reduced hair loss in clinical trials

FDA approved for more than 25 years

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How it works

Finasteride treats hair loss in men by blocking the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is an androgen hormone derived from testosterone thought to shrink hair follicles and cause many guys to experience hair loss.

Side effects

  • Like any medication, there might be side effects. With unlimited access to licensed providers you can ask questions and adjust your medication anytime.
  • Sexual side effects are rare, but during one clinical study it was reported in 1.2-1.4% of cases. New or worsening depressive symptoms have also been reported.
  • Emerging evidence suggests that topical finasteride can help regrow hair and prevent further hair loss with a lower risk of sexual side effects as compared to finasteride pills.

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Why finasteride?

It’s science

Finasteride is trusted by doctors and has been FDA approved to treat hair loss for over 25 years.

Simple and effective

One finasteride pill per day blocks the production of the DHT hormone that causes hair to fall out.

How finasteride works

How finasteride works

Blocks DHT

This daily pill works by blocking an enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT, a hormone that can weaken hair follicles.

Regrows hair

Finasteride has been clinically proven to help regrow hair in 3-6 months.

Better together

It’s clinically proven to give even better results when paired with minoxidil, which helps to kick start regrowth.

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Henry D.

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My hair is back to what it was in my mid twenties and it’s been fantastic. My wife says it makes me look 5 years younger!

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It helped me keep my hair & filled in the area that was getting thin. Definitely feel younger & more confident using hims.

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It’s been over one year now and I regret not knowing about Hims before. Thank you, Hims, for bringing my confidence back.

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About finasteride

What is finasteride (generic for Propecia®)?

What is finasteride (generic for Propecia®)?

Finasteride is the generic form of Propecia®—a hair loss medication. It helps treat the most common form of hair loss in men, male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), which affects 30-50% of men by age 50.

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Who is finasteride for?

Finasteride is used to treat all forms of male pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) including receding hairlines, bald spots, and overall thinning. A provider will determine if finasteride is right for you.

Potential side effects

Like any medication, there might be side effects. With unlimited access to licensed providers you can ask questions and adjust your medication anytime. Sexual side effects are rare, but during one clinical study it was reported in 1.2-1.4% of cases. New or worsening depressive symptoms have also been reported. Emerging evidence suggests that topical finasteride can help regrow hair and prevent further hair loss with a lower risk of sexual side effects as compared to finasteride pills.

How to get finasteride online through Hims

How to get finasteride online through Hims

Simple consultation

Answer a few questions about your symptoms and health history.

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A licensed medical provider will determine if treatment is right for you.

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Frequently asked questions about finasteride

What is finasteride used for?

Finasteride tablets are used to treat male pattern hair loss, which involves a gradual thinning of scalp hair most obviously manifested as a receding hairline or balding on the top of the head in men. Finasteride is not used to treat all forms of hair loss, such as telogen effluvium, tinea capitis, or others. Finasteride is also sometimes prescribed at higher doses to treat an enlarged prostate gland (under the brand name Proscar®) also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

What causes hair loss in men?

Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss. It is typically an inherited condition. As the condition progresses the natural hair growth cycle weakens and your hair follicles shrink, causing your hair to become shorter and finer. The exact cause for this type of hair loss is unknown but it is related to the production of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Treatments that inhibit the production of DHT are sometimes effective in slowing, stopping or reversing hair loss due to androgenic alopecia.

Does finasteride work?

Prescription finasteride (1mg dose prescribed for hair loss) has been clinically proven to reduce hair loss or increase hair regrowth in more than 90% of participants. Results are usually noticed after about 3-4 months of daily use. Continuous use of finasteride is essential, or new hair will be lost after one year of stopping the medication. (In comparison, topical minoxidil 5% is effective in stimulating hair regrowth in about 50% of men who use it consistently.)

How does finasteride work?

Prescription finasteride works by preventing testosterone from breaking down into DHT, the hormone that is thought to contribute to male pattern baldness (aka androgenic alopecia) in genetically predisposed men. Finasteride medication is known as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Learn more about this and other drug classes we offer.

Where can I buy Propecia® or finasteride medication?

Start here to inquire about a finasteride prescription on our website. In the United States, Propecia® and its generic form, finasteride, are only available with a prescription. You cannot buy finasteride or Propecia® over the counter. In order to get a prescription, you'll need to be evaluated by a healthcare professional either online or in person so they can determine which treatment options may be appropriate and whether finasteride is appropriate for you based on your patient information.

Does finasteride cause sexual side effects?

In clinical trials of finasteride 1mg, the following sexual side effects were the most common side effects experienced by patients:
  • Decreased libido or lower sex drive (reported in 1.8% of patients taking finasteride vs. 1.3% taking placebo)
  • Erectile dysfunction (reported in 1.3% of patients taking finasteride vs. 0.7% taking placebo)
  • Ejaculation disorder (reported in 1.2% of patients taking finasteride vs. 0.7% taking placebo)
  • Decreased volume of ejaculate (reported in 0.8% of patients taking finasteride vs. 0.4% taking placebo)
In addition, fewer than 1% of patients develop a rash or breast tenderness which is reversible after the medication is stopped. Medical literature shows some evidence of increased depressive and anxiety symptoms in users under 45 while using oral finasteride. Customers on our platform will answer questions relating to mental health during a consultation for oral finasteride treatment. As always, any new or worsening side effects (such as, feeling not yourself, mood has changed, etc) should be brought to your medical provider for guidance and medical advice. On the whole, studies indicate that side effects usually resolve themselves after the discontinuation of finasteride. However, about 1.4% of the patients who experience side effects continue to experience side effects even after stopping finasteride. There may be an association of sexual dysfunction side effects and the use of NSAIDS (Motrin®, Advil®, Aleve® type medications), which is why your doctor may recommend you stop taking finasteride for the period of time when you take NSAIDS. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience adverse effects like allergic reaction while taking finasteride. Emerging evidence suggests topical finasteride can help regrow hair and prevent further hair loss with a lower risk of sexual side effects compared to finasteride pills.

Does finasteride work better when combined with minoxidil?

Yes. Finasteride & minoxidil are clinically proven to work better when combined.

Is finasteride only available in a pill?

No, finasteride is also available as a topical spray. Topical finasteride and minoxidil 2-in-1 hair loss spray is also available through Hims.

What dosage of finasteride is prescribed?

Your provider will prescribe what’s right for you. Typically a 1 mg tablet is prescribed for hair loss, although it may vary. Learn more about finasteride dosage for hair loss.

Are there any drug interactions with finasteride?

Along with NSAIDS, there are certain prescription drugs, otc medications, and supplements that may have interactions with finasteride. If you have a finasteride prescription, be sure to discuss any current medications or supplements you are taking with your healthcare provider. Additionally, you should avoid finasteride if you have liver disease, as this combination could lead to serious side effects.

How long does it take for finasteride to work?

If you are taking finasteride for hair loss, it may take 3-6 months before you start to notice results. Typically it takes closer to 12 months to see the best results. Finasteride starts working as soon as it’s absorbed by your body. This means that you’ll start blocking the conversion of testosterone and have lower DHT levels as soon as the first dose of finasteride gets into your system. However, your hair grows through a multi-phase process that’s referred to as the hair growth cycle. This means that even though finasteride starts working immediately, you shouldn’t expect to see any changes in your hair for several months, even if you’re using the medication as directed. Rest assured that finasteride is actively working. Over time, finasteride begins to accumulate in your body, meaning that a modest daily dose (typically 1mg, although it may vary) is enough to significantly reduce DHT production and keep your hair protected.

Does finasteride cause weight gain?

No, weight gain is not considered a side effect of finasteride.

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Important safety information

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Important safety information

Important Safety Information

Finasteride is for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children.
Read this patient information before you start taking finasteride and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is finasteride?
Finasteride is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).
It is not known if finasteride works for a receding hairline on either side of and above your forehead (temporal area).
Finasteride is not for use by women and children, and should not be handled by women and children.
Who should not take finasteride?
Do not take finasteride if you:
  • are pregnant or may become pregnant. Finasteride may harm your unborn baby.
    • Finasteride tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the medicine during handling, as long as the tablets are not broken or crushed. Females who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not come in contact with broken or crushed finasteride tablets.
    • If a pregnant woman comes in contact with crushed or broken finasteride tablets, wash the contact area right away with soap and water. If a woman who is pregnant comes into contact with the active ingredient in finasteride, a healthcare provider should be consulted. If a woman who is pregnant with a male baby swallows or comes in contact with the medicine in finasteride, the male baby may be born with sex organs that are not normal.
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in finasteride.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking finasteride? Before taking finasteride, tell your healthcare provider if you:
  • have any other medical conditions, including problems with your prostate or liver.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Know the medications you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medication.
How should I take finasteride?
  • Take finasteride exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
  • You may take finasteride with or without food.
  • If you forget to take finasteride, do not take an extra tablet. Just take the next tablet as usual.
Finasteride will not work faster or better if you take it more than once a day.
What are the common side effects of this medication?
Common side effects include rash, breast tenderness or enlargement (reported in less than 1% of patients) which typically resolve after the medication is stopped, and sexual dysfunction (in clinical trials, 1.2%-1.4% of patients taking finasteride experienced medication-related sexual dysfunction side effects including decreased libido, erectile dysfunction or a decrease in the volume of ejaculation vs. 1% of those taking placebo):
  • Decreased libido 1.8%
  • Erectile dysfunction 1.3%
  • Decreased volume of ejaculate 1.2%
Several studies have documented the majority of these side effects are reversible. However, 1.4% of the patients who experience side effects may continue to have symptoms following discontinuation of finasteride. Of particular note there has been an association of the sexual dysfunction symptoms and the use of NSAIDS (Motrin, Advil, Aleve type medications.) For this reason finasteride should be stopped for the period of time when you take NSAIDS.
Does finasteride cause depression?
A literature review shows there may be evidence of increased depressive symptoms in individuals younger than age 45 while using finasteride for hair loss. Patients with new or worsening depression should stop finasteride use and follow up with their health care provider or a mental health therapist. Source: MedPageToday.org

Does finasteride cause prostate cancer or prostate enlargement (BPH)?
There have been reports of a slight increased risk (1.8% with 5mg finasteride dosage versus 1.0% placebo) of high grade prostate cancer for men over age 55 years old. These reports are from men taking a higher dosage of finasteride (5mg) than the dosage we prescribe for hair loss (1mg). There have been conflicting studies on the increased risk in the number of high grade prostate cancers; however, several recent studies have shown no increase in the number of deaths (with a recent study showing fewer deaths) in patients who use finasteride at the 1mg dosage. Finasteride can be useful in the treatment of BPH and urinary retention because it can have an antiandrogenic effect (testosterone blocking) at a 5mg dosage. For hair loss, patients are given a 1mg dosage, which produces a lower antiandrogenic effect.
Does finasteride change blood Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels?
Finasteride can affect a blood test called PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) for the screening of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA test done you should tell your healthcare provider that you are taking finasteride because finasteride decreases PSA.
The following have been reported as less common side effects with finasteride use:
  • Allergic reactions including: rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and face
  • Testicular pain
  • Male infertility and/or poor quality of semen
  • In rare cases, male breast cancer
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of finasteride. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
The following have been reported in general use with finasteride:
  • breast tenderness and enlargement. Tell your healthcare provider about any changes in your breasts such as lumps, pain or nipple discharge.
  • decrease in sex drive that continued after stopping the medication.
  • allergic reactions including rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and face.
  • problems with ejaculation that continued after stopping medication.
  • testicular pain.
  • difficulty in achieving an erection that continued after stopping the medication.
  • male infertility and/or poor quality of semen.
  • in rare cases, male breast cancer.
Depression: A literature review shows there may be evidence of increased depressive symptoms in users younger than age 45 while using finasteride for hair loss. Patients with new or worsening depression should stop finasteride use and follow up with their health care provider or a mental health therapist. Source: MedPageToday.org

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of finasteride. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA1088.
How should I store finasteride?
  • Store finasteride at room temperature between 59˚F to 86˚F (15˚C to 30˚C).
  • Keep finasteride in a closed container and keep finasteride tablets dry (protect from moisture).
Keep finasteride and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of finasteride.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in this Patient Information. Do not use finasteride for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give finasteride to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

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Important Safety Information

Topical finasteride + minoxidil spray is intended for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children.
Read this patient information before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
Topical finasteride + minoxidil spray is a prescription medication used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). It is a treatment alternative to oral finasteride that has been shown in research studies to be safe and effective. Unlike oral finasteride, topical finasteride + minoxidil spray is a compounded product and has not been approved by the FDA. It is only available if prescribed after an online consultation with a medical provider through the Hims platform. The use of topical finasteride to treat hair loss has not been as comprehensively studied as oral finasteride. While research has shown that serum DHT levels decrease while using topical finasteride, the systemic side effects (e.g., sexual dysfunction) typically associated with oral finasteride were not reported in the studies of topical finasteride.
Do not use other topical minoxidil products while you are using the Topical finasteride 0.3% + minoxidil 6% spray.
Do not allow individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, individuals who have the potential to become pregnant, or children handle this medication. Do not allow any of these individuals to come into contact with the treatment site (your scalp) after the medication has been applied. If they do, they should immediately clean the site of contact on their skin with soap and water.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using topical finasteride + minoxidil?
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
    • Topical finasteride + minoxidil spray should not be used or handled by individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, individuals who have the potential to become pregnant, or individuals under the age of 18.
  • If you have any other medical conditions, including problems with your prostate or liver
  • If you have ever had a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to topical minoxidil or topical finasteride + minoxidil
  • All of the medications that you are currently taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
    • Know the medications you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medication.
Who should not use topical finasteride + minoxidil?
Do not use topical finasteride + minoxidil if you:
  • are currently taking oral finasteride for hair loss or for treatment of an enlarged prostate (Propecia®, Proscar®). Oral finasteride and topical finasteride + minoxidil spray cannot be used at the same time
  • are currently taking other medications in the same class as finasteride (5-alpha reductase inhibitors: dutasteride, Avodart®, Jalyn®)
  • are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or may become pregnant due to the possibility of absorption of finasteride and the subsequent potential risk to a male fetus
  • are breastfeeding
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients of topical finasteride + minoxidil
  • have chronic liver disease
  • have a history of breast cancer
  • have a history of prostate cancer
  • are younger than 18 years of age
What are the possible side effects of topical finasteride + minoxidil spray?
The most common side effects of topical finasteride + minoxidil spray typically occur at the site of medication application (scalp). These side effects include:
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Dry, & flaky scalp
If you develop any of the following side effects, please stop using this topical medication and contact your healthcare provider right away:
  • Chest pain
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Faintness or dizziness
  • Sudden & unexplained weight gain
  • Swelling of hands or feet
  • Breast tenderness/enlargement
  • Unwanted facial hair growth
  • Sexual dysfunction (e.g., low libido, erectile dysfunction, decreased volume of ejaculate)
  • Symptoms of depression
  • No scalp hair regrowth after 6 months of use
  • Severe scalp irritation
These are not all of the possible side effects of topical finasteride + minoxidil spray. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How do I use the topical finasteride + minoxidil spray?
  • Use this medication exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it.
  • Do not use this medication more than once a day as it will not improve results and can increase the risk of side effects.
  • Wash your hands with soap immediately after applying this medication to your scalp.
What should I do if this medication gets on my face?
There is the potential for hair growth to occur on any skin that this medication comes into contact with after repeated use. For this reason, only apply the topical finasteride + minoxidil spray to the scalp, and carefully blot any excess to avoid it running onto your face. If it does get on your face, clean off the medication with gentle soap and water.
How should I store the topical finasteride + minoxidil spray?
  • Store this medication at room temperature between 59˚F to 86˚F (15˚C to 30˚C).
  • Keep this medication and all other medications out of the reach of children.
  • Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, individuals under the age of 18 should not handle this medication
  • Discard any unneeded medication
General information about the safe and effective use of the topical finasteride + minoxidil spray:
Do not use this medication for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give this medication to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. Minoxidil is suspected to be toxic to cats and dogs. Please do not allow cats, dogs, or other pets to ingest this medication or to come into contact with the treatment site after the medication has been applied. If these occur, consult your pet's veterinarian.

Important Safety Information

Finasteride is for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children.
Read this patient information before you start taking Finasteride and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is Finasteride?
Finasteride is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).
It is not known if Finasteride works for a receding hairline on either side of and above your forehead (temporal area).
Finasteride is not for use by women and children, and should not be handled by women and children.
Who should not take Finasteride?
Do not take Finasteride if you:
  • are pregnant or may become pregnant. Finasteride may harm your unborn baby.
    • Finasteride tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the medicine during handling, as long as the tablets are not broken or crushed. Females who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not come in contact with broken or crushed Finasteride tablets.
    • If a pregnant woman comes in contact with crushed or broken Finasteride tablets, wash the contact area right away with soap and water. If a woman who is pregnant comes into contact with the active ingredient in Finasteride, a healthcare provider should be consulted. If a woman who is pregnant with a male baby swallows or comes in contact with the medicine in Finasteride, the male baby may be born with sex organs that are not normal.
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in Finasteride.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Finasteride? Before taking Finasteride, tell your healthcare provider if you:
  • have any other medical conditions, including problems with your prostate or liver.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Know the medications you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medication.
How should I take Finasteride?
  • Take Finasteride exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
  • You may take Finasteride with or without food.
  • If you forget to take Finasteride, do not take an extra tablet. Just take the next tablet as usual.
Finasteride will not work faster or better if you take it more than once a day.
What are the common side effects of this medication?
Common side effects include rash, breast tenderness or enlargement (reported in less than 1% of patients) which typically resolve after the medication is stopped, and sexual dysfunction (in clinical trials, 1.2%-1.4% of patients taking Finasteride experienced medication-related sexual dysfunction side effects including decreased libido, erectile dysfunction or a decrease in the volume of ejaculation vs. 1% of those taking placebo):
  • Decreased libido 1.8%
  • Erectile dysfunction 1.3%
  • Decreased volume of ejaculate 1.2%
Several studies have documented the majority of these side effects are reversible. However, 1.4% of the patients who experience side effects may continue to have symptoms following discontinuation of Finasteride. Of particular note there has been an association of the sexual dysfunction symptoms and the use of NSAIDS (Motrin, Advil, Aleve type medications.) For this reason Finasteride should be stopped for the period of time when you take NSAIDS.
Does Finasteride cause depression?
A literature review shows there may be evidence of increased depressive symptoms in individuals younger than age 45 while using Finasteride for hair loss. Patients with new or worsening depression should stop Finasteride use and follow up with their health care provider or a mental health therapist. Source: MedPageToday.org
Does Finasteride cause prostate cancer or prostate enlargement (BPH)?
There have been reports of a slight increased risk (1.8% with 5mg Finasteride dosage versus 1.0% placebo) of high grade prostate cancer for men over age 55 years old. These reports are from men taking a higher dosage of Finasteride (5mg) than the dosage we prescribe for hair loss (1mg). There have been conflicting studies on the increased risk in the number of high grade prostate cancers; however, several recent studies have shown no increase in the number of deaths (with a recent study showing fewer deaths) in patients who use Finasteride at the 1mg dosage. Finasteride can be useful in the treatment of BPH and urinary retention because it can have an antiandrogenic effect (testosterone blocking) at a 5mg dosage. For hair loss, patients are given a 1mg dosage, which should not produce any antiandrogenic effect.
Does Finasteride change blood Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels?
Finasteride can affect a blood test called PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) for the screening of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA test done you should tell your healthcare provider that you are taking Finasteride because Finasteride decreases PSA.
The following have been reported as less common side effects with Finasteride use:
  • Allergic reactions including: rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and face
  • Testicular pain
  • Male infertility and/or poor quality of semen
  • In rare cases, male breast cancer
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Finasteride. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
The following have been reported in general use with Finasteride:
  • breast tenderness and enlargement. Tell your healthcare provider about any changes in your breasts such as lumps, pain or nipple discharge.
  • decrease in sex drive that continued after stopping the medication.
  • allergic reactions including rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and face.
  • problems with ejaculation that continued after stopping medication.
  • testicular pain.
  • difficulty in achieving an erection that continued after stopping the medication.
  • male infertility and/or poor quality of semen.
  • in rare cases, male breast cancer.
Depression: A literature review shows there may be evidence of increased depressive symptoms in users younger than age 45 while using finasteride for hair loss. Patients with new or worsening depression should stop finasteride use and follow up with their health care provider or a mental health therapist. Source: MedPageToday.org
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Finasteride. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA1088.
How should I store Finasteride?
  • Store Finasteride at room temperature between 59˚F to 86˚F (15˚C to 30˚C).
  • Keep Finasteride in a closed container and keep Finasteride tablets dry (protect from moisture).
Keep Finasteride and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of Finasteride.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in this Patient Information. Do not use Finasteride for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Finasteride to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.