Finasteride (Propecia) Review

Does Propecia (Finasteride) Reverse Male Baldness?

Finasteride, branded and sold as Propecia, is the most controversial supplement on the hair loss market. This FDA approved formula for men has demonstrated excellent results in male patients fighting male pattern baldness, but at what cost? With the reported side-effects too much for most men to cope with, we take a deeper look into Propecia and whether it's worth trying or not.

We can't label Propecia as a cure for hair loss, but it has halted the hair fall process dramatically in many men. Finasteride, sold under the brand names Proscar and Propecia among others, is a medication used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern baldness (MPB). It is a type II and type III 5α-reductase inhibitor; 5α-reductase, an enzyme, converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Finasteride is only available through prescription, and costs in the region of £30 per month. Continued use of Propecia (Finasteride) is essential for the best results. Once you stop using this drug, your hair loss pattern will continue. That is why Propecia is not classified as a cure for hair loss, even though it is FDA approved.

What are the side-effects?

Now that we have established what Finasteride/Propecia actually is and how effective it can be for hair loss sufferers, we ask the question: Is it safe to use and what are the nasty side-effects associated with this drug?

Here is a list of common side-effects reported by male users:
  • Recurrent throbbing headaches and nausea
  • Dramatically lowered sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Psychological effects
  • Bad skin and acne
It should be noted that not all men will experience side-effects from using Propecia, but these are common complaints that frequently occur in male users of this drug. 

What are the alternatives to Propecia?

Luckily for some, there are indeed safer alternatives to Propecia on today's market. If you have suffered from side-effects from using Propecia, then we would strongly urge you to stop taking the drug and seek safer alternatives elsewhere. The hair loss market is packed with naturally formulated supplements, of which many can be beneficial for halting hair loss and encouraging new hair growth.

A user of Propecia for nine months, David Griffiths stated "I used Finasteride in the form of Propecia for around nine months, and although the pills seemed to be working fairly well, I did suffer from some pretty horrific side-effects. I had severe migraines and I struggled to sleep for long periods of the night. I also suffered with paranoia, which I still get even after stopping the usage of the drug. I have since turned to natural supplements for my hair loss and I haven't looked back since."

Also, see Paul's nightmare story of using Propecia in the video below...

This is how we rate Propecia (Finasteride) for hair loss:

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  1. I tried propecia for about six months and I suffered some pretty horrific side effects. I had splitting headaches, nausia, very low sex drive and erectile problems. I also noticed outbreaks of spots across my cheeks. I won't be using propecia again.
    Great review, thanks.


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